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slapdash

Syllabification: slap·dash
Pronunciation: /ˈslapˌdaSH
 
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Definition of slapdash in English:

adjective

Done too hurriedly and carelessly: he gave a slapdash performance
More example sentences
  • This slapdash approach is already having adverse effects on Zambia, as would-be investors are not sure what the new Investment Act contains and will not put their money in unknown shadows.
  • This slapdash approach to the recording and construction of an album possibly could be financially related.
  • However, a few years back, I finally saw the light, and vowed to change my slapdash approach to personal finance.
Synonyms
careless, slipshod, hurried, haphazard, unsystematic, untidy, messy, hit-or-miss, negligent, neglectful, lax
informal sloppy, slaphappy, shambolic

adverb

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Hurriedly and carelessly.
Example sentences
  • His cabin bordering the Upper Buffalo River Wilderness in the Ozarks of northwest Arkansas is slapdash functional.
  • Bent nails hold the box together; house-paint has been applied slapdash to its surface.
  • This writer is characterizing the results obtained when the intellectual methodologies of postindustrial society are applied slap-dash to the Caribbean.

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