Synonyms of random
1 chanceDictionary • The competitors will be subject to random drug testing.
chance • He describes their chance meeting as intense.
casual • It was just a casual meeting.
stray • An 8-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet.
accidental • The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.
haphazard • She was trying to connect her life's seemingly haphazard events.
fortuitous • a fortuitous quirk of fate
desultory • We made some desultory conversation while we waited for the bus.
hit or miss
2 casualDictionary • random violence against innocent children
arbitrary • Arbitrary arrests were common.
indiscriminate • the indiscriminate killing of refugees
aimless • After several hours of aimless driving they were getting low on fuel.
purposeless • Time may be wasted in purposeless meetings.
PHRASE:▷ at random
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• The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.
aimlessA person or activity that is aimless has no clear purpose or plan.
• After several hours of aimless driving they were getting low on fuel.
arbitraryIf you describe an action, rule, or decision as arbitrary, you think that it is not based on any principle, plan, or system. It often seems unfair because of this.
• Arbitrary arrests were common.
Thesaurus for random from the Collins English Thesaurus
lacking any definite plan or prearranged order; haphazard
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