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Synonyms for anarchy
ˈæn ər ki

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anarchy, lawlessness(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    lawlessness, outlawry

Wiktionary

  1. anarchy(noun)

    confusion in general; disorder

    Antonyms:
    order

  2. anarchy(noun)

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 Anarchy refers to the condition of a state when human government is superseded or destroyed by factions or other causes.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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. anarchy(n.)

    Synonyms:
    disorder, misrule, confusion, want of government

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    lawlessness, chaos, chaotic, disorder

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#92311insubordination

How to use anarchy in a sentence?

  1. Daniel Webster:

    Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.

  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. Katey Sagal:

    Charlie and I cried a lot. It's how 'Sons of Anarchy' has always been. Everybody goes there.

  4. Henry Ward Beecher:

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

  5. David Fiedler, in _Byte_:

    Usenet is distributed network anarchy at its best---or worst, depending on what is posted on any particular day.


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