English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'chaos'

(noun) 
Definition
complete disorder or confusion
The country appears to be sliding towards chaos.
Synonyms
disorder
The emergency room was in disorder.
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confusion
The rebel leader seems to have escaped in the confusion.
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mayhem
the economic mayhem that this country's going through now
,
havoc (informal)
The overturned lorry wreaked havoc on the roads.
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anarchy
Their liberal traditions were slipping into anarchy.
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lawlessness
Lawlessness is a major problem.
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pandemonium
There was pandemonium in the court as the verdict was delivered.
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entropy
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bedlam
He is causing bedlam at the hotel.
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tumult
the recent tumult in global financial markets
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disorganization
The army is suffering from low morale and disorganization.
Opposites
, ,
tidiness
,
orderliness

Quotations

The whole worl's in a state o' chassis! [Sean O'CaseyJuno and the Paycock]
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds [George SantayanaDominations and Powers]Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit [Henry Brooks AdamsThe Education of Henry Adams]

Additional synonyms

in the sense of anarchy
Definition
general lawlessness and disorder
Their liberal traditions were slipping into anarchy.
in the sense of bedlam
Definition
a noisy confused situation
He is causing bedlam at the hotel.
Synonyms
in the sense of confusion
Definition
disorder
The rebel leader seems to have escaped in the confusion.

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