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Synonyms and Antonyms of anarchy

  1. a state in which there is widespread wrongdoing and disregard for rules and authority <the anarchy that the country experienced after the dictator drained the treasury and fled the country> Synonyms lawlessness, misrule Related Words anarchism; commotion, tumult, uproar; chaos, confusion, disarray, disorder, disorderliness, disorganization, misorder; disruption, disturbance, havoc, riot, strife, turbulence, turmoil, unrest, upheaval; mutiny, rebellion, revolution, uprising; criminality, outlawry Near Antonyms law, law-abidingness, lawfulness, legality, legitimacy, rule; calmness, harmony, order, orderliness, peace, peaceableness, peacefulness, quiet, tranquillity (or tranquility)

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