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free–for–all

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of free–for–all

  1. freely available for use or participation by all the public library has a free-for-all lending policy Synonyms free-for-all, public, unrestrictedRelated Words collective, common, communal, shared; accessible, available, free; unregulated, unreservedNear Antonyms limited; inaccessible, unavailableAntonyms closed, exclusive, off-limits, private, restricted


free–for–all

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of free–for–all

  1. 1 a rough and often noisy fight usually involving several people during the play-offs, fans of the opposing teams clashed in the streets in several free-for-alls Synonyms affray [chiefly British], broil, donnybrook, fracas, fray, free-for-all, melee (also mêlée), rough-and-tumble, row, ruckus, ructionRelated Words battle, clash, combat, conflict, contest, fisticuffs, handgrips, hassle, scrap, scrimmage, scuffle, skirmish, struggle, tussle; horseplay, roughhousing; altercation, argument, dispute, kickup, quarrel, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangle

  2. 2 a state in which everything is out of order it was a free-for-all when the doors to the arena opened and the crowd rushed in all at once Synonyms chance-medley, confusion, disarrangement, disarray, dishevelment, disorder, disorderedness, disorderliness, disorganization, free-for-all, havoc, heck, hell, jumble, mare's nest, mess, messiness, misorder, muddle, muss, shambles, snake pit, tumble, welterRelated Words anarchy, lawlessness, misrule, riot; knot, snarl, tangle; labyrinth, maze, web; maelstrom, storm; bollix, clutter, litter, mishmash, shuffle; hodgepodge, medley, miscellany, morass, motleyNear Antonyms method, pattern, plan, systemAntonyms order, orderliness


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