slapdash

slapdash
[[t]slæ̱pdæʃ[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED (disapproval)
If you describe someone as slapdash, you mean that they do things carelessly without much thinking or planning.

...a slapdash student...

Malcolm's work methods appear amazingly slapdash.


English dictionary. 2008.

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