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helter-skelter

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1 acting or done with excessive or careless speed
  • a bill that was pushed through committee in a last-minute helter-skelter burst of legislative activity

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helter-skelter

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of helter-skelter (Entry 2 of 3)

2 without definite aim, direction, rule, or method
  • goods arranged helter-skelter on the shelves of the variety store

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helter-skelter

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of helter-skelter (Entry 3 of 3)

a state of noisy, confused activity
  • in the helter-skelter at the amusement park the child got separated from his parents

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The first known use of helter-skelter was in 1593

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“Helter-skelter.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/helter-skelter. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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