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slapdash

[ slap-dash ]SEE DEFINITION OF slapdash

Synonyms for slapdash

  • haphazard
  • clumsy
  • hasty
  • heedless
  • improvident
  • irresponsible
  • lackadaisical
  • lax
  • messy
  • negligent
  • nonchalant
  • reckless
  • slipshod
  • sloppy
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLAPDASH

There was no place here for the slapdash, smoking girl of the present day.

For to him it was intolerable to think in a hurry, to jump to slapdash decisions, to act on instincts that could not be explained.

It is easy in a slapdash manner to lavish sarcasms on a King who presented many tempting opportunities for satire.

It stands out in contrast to American slapdash, puerile-minded pretenses at dictionary treatises on cowboy life.

It is too hurried and slapdash, and I may have quite different opinions after we have calmed down a bit.

Balzac wrote the stranger a slapdash of a letter, as he was always doing, and forgot the incident.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, from slap (v.) + dash (v.). As an adjective, "dashing, offhand, careless," from 1792. As a noun, "rough-coat, coarse plaster," from 1796.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SLAPDASH

cursory

adjectivecasual, hasty

hasty

adjectivespeedy; without much thought
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