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ˈæn ər kian·ar·chy

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. anarchynoun

    confusion in general; disorder

    Antonyms:
    order

  2. anarchynoun

    Antonyms:
    nonanarchy

English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 2 votes

  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 Anarchy refers to the condition of a state when human government is superseded or destroyed by factions or other causes.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 Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. anarchy

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

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

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes4.0 / 1 vote

  1. anarchynoun

    Synonyms:
    disorder, misrule, confusion, want of government

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "anarchy":

    lawlessness, chaos, chaotic, disorder

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#92311insubordination

How to use anarchy in a sentence?

  1. Plato:

    Democracy leads to anarchy, which is mob rule.

  2. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law ... That would lead to anarchy. An individual who breaks a law that his conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.

  3. Tim Donnelly:

    On the break, my producer, who is not hyper-political made the comment that you make -- great points in this article -- and you were starting to talk about, is there something deeper or someone or organization or a collection of organizations behind what clearly seems to be an orchestrated attempt to undermine the rule of law and create anarchy in this country?

  4. Betsy Brantner Smith:

    Of course it was the worst case scenario for Mr. Anderson and his family, i hope that this shocks the consciousness of both citizens and leadership. We can’t just give in to anarchy and the criminals who try to override the government and that’s really what happened in CHOP/CHAZ. It was an enormous failure. If you’re going to just give up and endanger not only your citizens, not only your people, but your law enforcement, we’re watching and we’re going to get involved.

  5. 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.


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