scattershot
adjective Date: 1951 broadly and often randomly inclusive ; shotgun <
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  • Scattershot — can refer to any of the following:* , a memoir, written by former Montague Bookmill proprietor, writer, and carpenter David Lovelace , describing an upbringing in which almost all of the author s family members, including himself, are afflicted… …   Wikipedia

  • scattershot — [skat′ərshät΄] adj. 1. designating a shotgun shell that disperses the shot in a broad pattern 2. covering many points in a random way [scattershot criticism] …   English World dictionary

  • scattershot — [[t]skæ̱tə(r)ʃɒt[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A scattershot approach or method involves doing something to a lot of things or people in disorganized way, rather than focusing on particular things or people. The report condemns America s scattershot …   English dictionary

  • scattershot — /skat euhr shot /, adj. delivered over a wide area and at random; generalized and indiscriminate: a scattershot attack on the proposed program. [1960 65; adj. use of SCATTER SHOT] * * * …   Universalium

  • scattershot — scat|ter|shot [ skætər,ʃat ] adjective trying to deal with a lot of things in a way that is not well organized: a scattershot approach to business problems …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scattershot — UK [ˈskætə(r)ˌʃɒt] / US [ˈskætərˌʃɑt] adjective trying to deal with a lot of things in a way that is not well organized a scattershot approach to business problems …   English dictionary

  • scattershot — scat•ter•shot [[t]ˈskæt ərˌʃɒt[/t]] adj. generalized and indiscriminate: a scattershot attack[/ex] • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • scattershot — adjective covering a wide range in a haphazard way • Similar to: ↑undiscriminating, ↑indiscriminating * * * scattershot, site see scatter v. 7 …   Useful english dictionary

  • scattershot — adjective Covering a broad range in a random and unsystematic way …   Wiktionary

  • Scattershot (Transformers) — Scattershot is the name of a fictional character in the Transformers universes. He shouldn t be confused with Scattorshot, a character from , who spells his name differently. It is believed that Hasbro changed the spelling for the Cybertron… …   Wikipedia

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