anarchy

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. lawlessness, terrorism, disorder, disorganization; nihilism. Ant., order, rule of law.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Disorder]
Syn. turmoil, chaos, mob rule; see disorder 2 .
2. [Absence of government]
Syn. political nihilism, disregard for law, lawlessness, avowed hostility to government.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n.
[AN ar kee]
chaos, disorder; absence of government.
The riots brought widespread looting and anarchy.
SYN.: chaos, disorder, confusion, lawlessness, rioting, turmoil, mayhem, bedlam, revolution, violence, collapse of authority.
ANT.: order, law and order, organization
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A lack of civil order or peace: disorder, lawlessness, misrule. See ORDER, PEACE.

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