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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shambles(noun)

    a condition of great disorder

    slaughterhouse, abattoir, butchery

  2. abattoir, butchery, shambles, slaughterhouse(noun)

    a building where animals are butchered

    butchery, mass murder, butchering, carnage, slaughterhouse, slaughter, massacre, abattoir

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shambles(n. pl.)

    flesh market

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shambles":

    chaos, mess, ruins, carnage, disaster, confusion

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  1. Ganesh Ramamoorthy:

    It's crazy if India thinks it can compete with China on something like chip manufacturing when our electronics industry is a shambles.

  2. Yan Jiehe:

    The government is willing to work with government firms, but co-operation with private companies is a shambles.

  3. Chris Rock:

    I wanna find some peace, 'cause people usually find that peace in a horrible time, why does that have to be? Maybe I can find God without being in shambles. Maybe I can reach a higher plain spiritually without being in a near-death experience.

  4. John Kennedy:

    I want to be able to meet with government officials, try to establish some rapport, talk about common interest, talk about common problem. some say it's in shambles.

  5. Boris Johnson:

    He'd tested positive so there was no doubt what he was dealing with. The word' shambles' comes to mind, what's the point of bodyguards when you can't have a doctor ? The Office of Prime Minister needs better protection.

Translations for shambles

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  • heilloses DurcheinanderGerman
  • σφαγείοGreek
  • mataderoSpanish
  • capharnaüm, fouillis, bordelFrench
  • cosair chróIrish
  • खंडहरHindi
  • pusztulás, vágóhíd, zűrzavar, romhalmaz, rendetlenség, összevisszaság, mészárszékHungarian
  • бойня, беспорядок, скотобо́йня, неразбериха, каварда́к, пу́таница, руина, барда́к, разрухаRussian
  • röraSwedish

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