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Synonyms for chaotic
keɪˈɒt ɪkchaot·ic

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  1. chaoticadjective


  2. chaoticadjective

    Filled with chaos.


  3. chaoticadjective

    Extremely disorganized or in disarray.


  4. chaoticadjective

    Highly sensitive to starting conditions, so that a small change to them may yield a very different outcome.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. chaotic, helter-skelteradjective

    lacking a visible order or organization

    disorderly, helter-skelter, pell-mell

    tame, organized

  2. chaotic, disorderlyadjective

    completely unordered and unpredictable and confusing

    disorderly, helter-skelter, topsy-turvy, hugger-mugger, jumbled, higgledy-piggledy

    organized, tame

  3. chaoticadjective

    of or relating to a sensitive dependence on initial conditions

    disorderly, helter-skelter

    tame, organized

Editors Contribution

  1. pandemonium

    pandemonium describes something chaotic and crazy.

    "when the cow escaped from his pen, it was chaotic."

    Submitted by JP03 on January 22, 2015  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. chaoticadjective

    disordered, confused

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "chaotic":

    shambolic, messy, disorderly, chaos, confusing, confused, anarchy, anarchic

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  1. Jeff Goldblum:

    I don’t know anything about what I’m talking about. But let’s utter the word ‘entropy’ and ‘systems’ and how things break down, before the butterfly comes out of the chrysalis, the caterpillar has some convulsions, chaotic convulsions. But it’s not death, necessarily. It’s the onset of transformation.

  2. Gilles Peress:

    The beginning of the century was extremely chaotic and very, very intense and almost everybody was left disoriented in terms of what to think, what to do, what to feel.

  3. Patrick Forbes:

    We really don't think of the community as refugees. I think of refugees as being scattered and chaotic retreat. This is a resettlement and we are careful to use that word.

  4. Bill Bunting:

    The atmosphere has a fairly chaotic component to it, but it does occasionally get into patterns where we see this repeatability. We've seen it in all seasons, unfortunately for this past month, and certainly for the week ahead, the threat for severe weather is going to be present again, in many of the same areas that have already seen enough severe weather just over the past four weeks.

  5. Walter Benjamin:

    Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector's passion borders on the chaos of memories.

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