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Synonyms for anarchy
ˈæn ər kian·ar·chy

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Wiktionary

  1. anarchynoun

    confusion in general; disorder

    Antonyms:
    order

  2. anarchynoun

    Antonyms:
    nonanarchy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. anarchy

    The essential idea of revolution is a change in the form of government or constitution, or a change of rulers, otherwise than as provided by the laws of succession, election, etc.; while such change is apt to involve armed hostilities, these make no necessary part of the revolution. The revolution by which Dom Pedro was dethroned, and Brazil changed from an empire to a republic, was accomplished without a battle, and almost without a shot. Anarchy refers to the condition of a state when human government is superseded or destroyed by factions or other causes. Lawlessness is a temper of mind or condition of the community which may result in anarchy. Confusion, disorder, riot, and tumult are incidental and temporary outbreaks of lawlessness, but may not be anarchy. Insubordination is individual disobedience. Sedition is the plotting, rebellion the fighting, against the existing government, but always with the purpose of establishing some other government in its place. When rebellion is successful it is called revolution; but there may be revolution without rebellion; as, the English Revolution of 1688. A revolt is an uprising against existing authority without the comprehensive views of change in the form or administration of government that are involved in revolution. Anarchy, when more than temporary disorder, is a proposed disintegration of society, in which it is imagined that social order might exist without government. Slaves make insurrection; soldiers or sailors break out in mutiny; subject provinces rise in revolt. Compare SOCIALISM.

    Synonyms:
    confusion, disintegration, disorder, insubordination, insurrection, lawlessness, mutiny, rebellion, revolt, revolution, riot, sedition, tumult

    Antonyms:
    authority, command, control, domination, dominion, empire, government, law, loyalty, obedience, order, rule, sovereignty, submission, supremacy

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. anarchy

    Synonyms:
    disorder, tumult, rebellion, riot, misgovernment, insubordination

    Antonyms:
    order, subjection, government, organization, control, law

Princeton's WordNet

  1. anarchy, lawlessnessnoun

    a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)

    Synonyms:
    lawlessness, outlawry

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. anarchynoun

    Synonyms:
    disorder, misrule, confusion, want of government

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "anarchy":

    lawlessness, chaos, chaotic, disorder

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How to use anarchy in a sentence?

  1. Scott Olson:

    We create potential anarchy because law enforcement can't do their job and then people feel that they have to do that job, people aren't trained in the use of force. They're not trained to de-escalate situations.

  2. Henry Ward Beecher:

    The worst thing in the world next to anarchy, is government.

  3. Jean Asselborn:

    The outlook is gloomy ... We have no policy any more. We are heading into anarchy, our credibility is in doubt, and that is very bad for Schengen and the European Union.

  4. Eliezer Avila:

    Destabilization, disorder, anarchy, that's never been on the agenda in the minds of Cubans, and whoever has this agenda isn't going to be able to find space.

  5. David Berkowitz Chicago:

    All the aesthetic anarchy of our day is caused by more international artillery than by international paintings.


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