1. without care; in a slapdash manner

    Synonyms : haphazardly
    Examples :
    • 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
  2. marked by great carelessness

    Synonyms : slapdash, slipshod, sloppy
    Examples :
    • a most haphazard system of record keeping
  3. dependent upon or characterized by chance

    Synonyms : hit-or-miss
    Examples :
    • a haphazard plan of action


  1. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

    Synonyms : disdainful, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering
    Examples :
    • haughty aristocrats


  1. a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church

    Synonyms : misbeliever, religious outcast
    Type Of : castaway, ishmael, outcast, pariah
  2. a person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion)

    Type Of : nonconformist, recusant


  1. not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent

    Synonyms : honorable
    Antonyms : dishonest
    Examples :
    • honest lawyers
    • honest reporting
  2. not forged

    Synonyms : good
  3. gained or earned without cheating or stealing

    Synonyms : fair
    Examples :
    • an honest wage
  4. worthy of being depended on

    Synonyms : dependable, reliable, true
    Examples :
    • an honest working stiff
  5. marked by truth

    Examples :
    • gave honest answers
    • honest reporting
  6. without dissimulation; frank

    Examples :
    • my honest opinion
  7. without pretensions

    Examples :
    • worked at an honest trade
    • good honest food


  1. United States rock star (1936-1959)

    Synonyms : buddy holly, charles hardin holley
  2. any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges

    Type Of : flowering tree, angiospermous tree


  1. the total of inherited attributes

    Synonyms : genetic endowment
    Type Of : property
  2. the biological process whereby genetic factors are transmitted from one generation to the next

    Type Of : biological process, organic process


  1. the quality of being similar or comparable in kind or nature

    Synonyms : homogeneousness
    Antonyms : heterogeneity
    Type Of : uniformity, uniformness
    Examples :
    • there is a remarkable homogeneity between the two companies
  2. the quality of being of uniform throughout in composition or structure

    Type Of : uniformity


  1. the art of preaching

    Type Of : art, artistry, prowess
  2. the branch of theology that deals with sermons and homilies

    Type Of : divinity, theology


  1. large heavy rope for nautical use

    Type Of : rope


  1. the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others

    Type Of : form of government, political system
    Examples :
    • the hegemony of a single member state is not incompatible with a genuine confederation
    • to say they have priority is not to say they have complete hegemony
    • the consolidation of the United States' hegemony over a new international economic system