Synonyms and Antonyms of lawlessness
1 a state in which there is widespread wrongdoing and disregard for rules and authority the western frontier was notorious for its lawlessness Synonyms of lawlessness anarchy, misruleWords Related to lawlessness 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, outlawryNear Antonyms of lawlessness law, law-abidingness, lawfulness, legality, legitimacy, rule; calmness, harmony, order, orderliness, peace, peaceableness, peacefulness, quiet, tranquillity (or tranquility)
2 activities that are in violation of the laws of the state lawlessness in the city had reached an unconscionable and intolerable level Synonyms of lawlessness criminality, lawbreaking, crimeWords Related to lawlessness outlawry; gangsterism, hooliganism, racketeering; malfeasance, misconduct; wrongdoing; evil, immorality, sin, wickedness; corruption, depravity; malefaction, misdeed, misdoing, offense (or offence), transgression, trespass
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