haphazardly haphazardly  /ˈhæ fə zərd li/

Definition(s):

  1. (adv) in a random manner
  2. (adv) without care; in a slapdash manner

Usage(s):

  1. What is now clear is that the CIA was drawn haphazardly into abusive interrogation, haphazardly fell back on vague ideas of torture, and ended up with with the vaguest results.
  2. The mechanics of Dana's despair and salvation are managed with no special grace by writers Andrew Fleming and Pam Brady, and haphazardly directed by Fleming.
  3. Dunham eventually remarries, after a harrowing period in which Katherine and an older brother are farmed out haphazardly to a succession of relations.

News

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    Acne's resort 2014 collection mixed night and day elements in an odd way that worked. There were electric-blue suede flatforms with plenty of utilitarian straps paired with fluid satin gowns knotted haphazardly at the knee; silk gazar bustiers worn over a cotton-organdy parka and matching trousers. The most striking part ... More »
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

Quotes

  1. "There are all kinds of ideas Barack (Obama, the Democrats' presidential candidate) and I are putting together right now, but you can't do it haphazardly," said Biden. "Part of the solution is ending the cowboy mentality of the Bush-McCain...
    on Sep 19, 2008 By: Joe Biden Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "I think the whole approach and intent, as with any organization, is to have guidelines so you have some continuity and don't do it haphazardly," Childress said.
    on Nov 10, 2007 By: Brad Childress Source: ESPN

  3. "It is reckless and unfounded to haphazardly jeopardize the livelihoods of Missourians," Blunt said.
    on Mar 7, 2007 By: Matt Blunt Source: Kansas City Star

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