haphazard

(adjective, adverb)

adjective

1. dependent upon or characterized by chance

- a haphazard plan of action

Similar word(s): random

2. marked by great carelessness

- a most haphazard system of record keeping

Similar word(s): careless, slapdash, slipshod, sloppy

Sentences with haphazard as an adjective:

- Do not make such haphazard changes to the settings; instead, adjust the knobs carefully, a bit at a time.

adverb

1. without care; in a slapdash manner

- the Prime Minister was wearing a grey suit and a white shirt with a soft collar, but his neck had become thinner and the collar stood away from it as if it had been bought haphazard

Similar word(s): haphazardly