from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Hasty and careless, as in execution: slapdash work.
- adv. In a reckless haphazard manner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Done hastily; haphazard; careless.
- adv. In a hasty or careless manner.
- adv. Directly, right there.
- v. To apply, or apply something to, in a hasty, careless, or rough manner; to roughcast.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a bold, careless manner; at random.
- adv. With a slap; all at once; slap.
- transitive v. To apply, or apply something to, in a hasty, careless, or rough manner; to roughcast.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a sudden, offhand, abrupt, random, or headlong manner; abruptly; suddenly; all at once.
- Dashing; offhand; abrupt; free, careless, or happy-go-lucky; rash or random; impetuous: as, a slap-dash manner; slap-dash work; a slap-dash writer.
- n. A composition of lime and coarse sand, mixed to a liquid consistency and applied to exterior walls as a preservative; rough-casting; harling.
- n. The outside plaster filling of a half-timbered house, between the beams.
- n. Offhand, careless, happy-go-lucky, or ill-considered action or work.
- n. Violent abuse.
- To do in a rough or careless manner.
- To rough-cast (a wall) with mortar.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. directly
- adv. in a careless or reckless manner
- adj. marked by great carelessness
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Wake up ... refuse the short term slapdash fixes our govenrment has become famous for and demand a realistic plan!!!! obama is the only candidate to get it right.
There's nothing "slapdash" about this sentence: "Listening for his murderers, he became aware of the oppressive life of the jungle, of the collective roar of insects, as big as any city's at noon."
My builds are getting more and more 'slapdash' and 'elegantly sloppy' euphemisms for crap since Arcadia is not around to point out the flaws in them.
Mr. Towers wouldn't survive as an art critic because no serious journal of painting would permit him to get away with the "slapdash" comparison of Roy Lichtenstein's work with mine.
Who, may I ask, is being "slapdash" and violating the requirements of the "sullen art" of literary criticism?
Mr Norman welcomed the apology but said the way the information was given out was "slapdash" and "incompetent".
But that's not going to keep her original, "slapdash," study from being widely cited by the usual ranters.
During submissions on penalty, the prosecution said the company had a 'slapdash' approach to maintenance, had shown no remorse and embarked on a finger-pointing exercise during the trial.
When I don't have them around, I do a kind of slapdash version, which I will describe now.
Other reviewers criticised the movie's lack of wit, laziness and "slapdash" execution.