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Not orderly and systematic:‘his inability to locate the source of the trouble resulted in unmethodical chaos’
careless, slapdash, slipshod, lackadaisical, disorganized, haphazard, unmethodical, unsystematic, hit-or-miss, untidy, messy, thoughtless, inattentive, heedless, hasty, hurriedView synonyms
- ‘According to Dr Gerard McMahon, lecturer in HR management at the Dublin Institute of Technology, the use of unmethodical, biased and inefficient recruitment practices in Ireland are costing employers dearly.’
- ‘Until recently, reading instruction for deaf children in our country took place in a rather unmethodical way with little emphasis on word recognition.’
- ‘Very many stupidities also result from this; for the most urgent discoverers have unmethodical minds.’
- ‘Unknown Dorset. Being a series of unmethodical Explorations of the County .....’
- ‘Tucker's writings are diffuse and unmethodical, but marked by humour and quaint illustration and comment.’
- ‘A formal inquiry chaired by Jean Ritchie QC also found that there was "something slapdash and unmethodical in his character - an element of seeing what he could get away with".’
- ‘His clocks were besides ill-regulated, and his system of registration unmethodical.’
- ‘Unwilling, unprepared and unmethodical, they're watching the planet go down as if they're watching some dull, futuristic movie.’
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