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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lawlessness

    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 Anarchy refers to the condition of a state when human government is superseded or destroyed by factions or other causes.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:
    anarchy, confusion, disintegration, disorder, insubordination, insurrection, mutiny, rebellion, revolt, revolution, riot, sedition, tumult

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. anarchy, lawlessnessnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    anarchy, outlawry

  2. lawlessness, outlawrynoun

    illegality as a consequence of unlawful acts; defiance of the law

    Synonyms:
    anarchy, outlawry

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lawlessnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    anarchy, unrestraint, abandon, mobocracy, license, riot

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "lawlessness":

    anarchy, illegality, chaos, disorder, unlawfulness, impunity

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  1. Mark Brnovich:

    The violence and lawlessness at the border caused by transnational cartels and gangs satisfies the definition of an ‘invasion’ under the U.S. Constitution, and Arizona therefore has the power to defend itself from this invasion under the governor’s authority as commander in chief, an actual invasion permits the state to engage in defensive actions within its own territory at or near its border.

  2. Mark Brnovich:

    In addition to free rooms and transportation for those illegally entering our country, the DOJ now wants to give them a chance to vote, it’s another round of Brnovich v. Biden.I will once again be in court defending Arizona against the lawlessness of the Biden administration.

  3. Jeff Sessions:

    This is a law-and-order administration, we will not tolerate such lawlessness, especially not political violence.

  4. Patrick Lynch:

    We will do our part to confront these quality-of-life issues, our communities have been pleading with us to put an end to the lawlessness.

  5. Jeff Sessions:

    Let's be clear : We have a goal. And that goal is to end the lawlessness that now exists in our immigration system, the American people have spoken. The American people have spoken in our laws and The American people have spoken in our elections. The American people want a safe, secure border and a lawful system of immigration that actually works and serves the national interest. Thank you for what you do, let's deliver this for The American people.


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