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bedlam

adjective

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having or showing a very abnormal or sick state of mind
  • bedlam ravings that suggest that the man is in need of some serious therapy

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bedlam

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1 a place where insane people are cared for
  • French physician Philippe Pinel was instrumental in the transformation of bedlams from filthy hellholes to well-ordered, humane institutions

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2 a place of uproar or confusion
  • there's no way I can get any reading done in this bedlam, so I'm going to the library

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The first known use of bedlam was in 1522

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“Bedlam.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bedlam. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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