Deciphering how individual words affect the interpretation of Haphazard was identified early on as an issue leading to creating of this Glossary.
Below are some keywords with their online meaning (via Google). As the project progresses each word will be updated with the interpretations of people encountered along the route to see what, if anything, changes.
haphazard /hapˈhazəd /adjective
- lacking any obvious principle of organization.
“the music business works in a haphazard fashion”
random, unplanned, unsystematic, unmethodical, disorganized, disorderly, irregular, indiscriminate, chaotic, hit-and-miss, arbitrary, orderless, aimless, undirected, careless, casual, slapdash, slipshod; More
- made, done, or happening without method or conscious decision. “apparently random violence”
governed by or involving equal chances for each item. “a random sample of 100 households”
unsystematic, arbitrary, unmethodical, haphazard, unarranged, unplanned, undirected, casual, indiscriminate, non-specific, stray, erratic; More
- (of masonry) with stones of irregular size and shape.
unfamiliar or unspecified.
“are you going to take some random guy on Twitter’s word?”
odd, unusual, or unexpected. “the class was hard but he was so random that it was always fun”
noun: random; plural noun: randoms
- an unknown, unspecified, or odd person. “I just sat down by myself and talked to some randoms”
noun: chance; plural noun: chances
- a possibility of something happening. “there is a chance of winning the raffle”
possibility, prospect, probability, odds, likelihood, likeliness, expectation, anticipation, conceivability, feasibility, plausibility; More
- the probability of something desirable happening. “he played down his chances of becoming chairman”
- an opportunity to do or achieve something. “I gave her a chance to answer”
opportunity, opening, occasion, turn, time, moment, window (of opportunity), slot;More
- 2. the occurrence of events in the absence of any obvious intention or cause. “he met his brother by chance“
accident, coincidence, serendipity, fate, a twist of fate, destiny, fortuity, fortune, providence, freak, hazard; More
- fortuitous; accidental. “a chance meeting”
verb: chance; 3rd person present: chances; past tense: chanced; past participle: chanced; gerund or present participle: chancing
- do something by accident or without intending to. “he was very effusive if they chanced to meet”
happen”I chanced to meet him a year or so later”
- find or see by accident. “he chanced upon an interesting advertisement”
come across, run across, run into, happen on, hit on, light on, come upon, stumble on, blunder on, find by chance, meet (by chance); More
- 2. INFORMAL
do (something) despite its being dangerous or of uncertain outcome. “they chanced a late holiday”
risk, hazard, venture, try, try one’s luck with; formalessay”I waited a few seconds and chanced another look”
- complete disorder and confusion. “snow caused chaos in the region”
disorder, disarray, disorganization, confusion, mayhem, bedlam, pandemonium, madness, havoc, turmoil, tumult, commotion, disruption, upheaval, furore, frenzy, uproar, hue and cry, babel, hurly-burly; More
- the property of a complex system whose behaviour is so unpredictable as to appear random, owing to great sensitivity to small changes in conditions.
- the formless matter supposed to have existed before the creation of the universe
noun: hotchpotch; plural noun: hotchpotches; noun: hotch-potch; plural noun: hotch-potches
- a confused mixture. “a hotchpotch of uncoordinated services”
mixture, mix, mixed bag, assortment, assemblage, collection, selection, jumble, ragbag, miscellany, medley, patchwork, pot-pourri; More
- 2. a mutton stew with mixed vegetables.
- lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy. “a lackadaisical defence left Spurs adrift in the second half”
careless, lazy, lax, unenthusiastic, half-hearted, uninterested, lukewarm, indifferent, uncaring, unconcerned, casual, offhand, blasé, insouciant, leisurely, relaxed; More
phrase of hit
- done or occurring at random. “picking a remedy can be a bit hit-and-miss”
- unimpressed with or indifferent to something because one has experienced or seen it so often before. “she was becoming quite blasé about the dangers”
indifferent to, unconcerned about, uncaring about, casual about, nonchalant about, offhand about, uninterested in, uninvolved in/with, apathetic towards, unimpressed by, bored by, weary of, unmoved by, unresponsive to, lukewarm about, unenthusiastic about, phlegmatic about; More
- based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system. “an arbitrary decision”
capricious, whimsical, random, chance, erratic, unpredictable, inconsistent, wild, hit-or-miss, haphazard, casual; More
- 2. (of power or a ruling body) unrestrained and autocratic in the use of authority. “a country under arbitrary government”
despotic, tyrannical, tyrannous, peremptory, summary, autocratic, dictatorial, authoritarian, draconian, autarchic, anti-democratic; More
- 3. MATHEMATICS
(of a constant or other quantity) of unspecified value.
adjective: slapdash; adjective: slap-dash
- done too hurriedly and carelessly. “he gave a slapdash performance”
careless, slipshod, lackadaisical, hasty, hurried, disorganized, haphazard, unsystematic, untidy, messy, thrown together, last-minute, hit-or-miss, offhand, thoughtless, heedless, negligent, neglectful, remiss, cursory, perfunctory, lax, slack;More
careful, meticulous, painstaking
adverb: slapdash; adverb: slap-dash
- hurriedly and carelessly.
adjective: slipshod; adjective: slip-shod
- characterised by a lack of care, thought, or organisation. “he’d caused many problems with his slipshod management”
careless, lackadaisical, slapdash, disorganized, unorganized, haphazard, hit-or-miss, last-minute, untidy, messy, unsystematic, unmethodical, casual, offhand, thoughtless, heedless, negligent, neglectful, remiss, lax, slack, slovenly; More
careful, meticulous, painstaking
- 2. ARCHAIC
(of shoes) worn down at the heel. “his slipshod heels”
noun: routine; plural noun: routines
- a sequence of actions regularly followed. “I settled down into a routine of work and sleep”
procedure, practice, pattern, drill, regime, regimen, groove; More
- a set sequence in a performance such as a dance or comedy act. “he was trying to persuade her to have a tap routine in the play”
act, performance, number, turn, piece, line; More
a sequence of instructions for performing a task that forms a program or a distinct part of one.
- performed as part of a regular procedure rather than for a special reason. “the Ministry insisted that this was just a routine annual drill”
standard, regular, customary, accustomed, normal, usual, ordinary, established, natural, unexceptional, typical; More
verb: routine; 3rd person present: routines; past tense: routined; past participle: routined; gerund or present participle: routining
- organize according to a routine. “all had been routined with smoothness”
Made Up, complete figment of Haphazard.business imagination
1. Completely made up name for people creating dynamic spaces or clusters that can be described as a hub