Thesaurus

mayhem

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of mayhem

actions that hurt people and destroy things; a scene or situation that involves a lot of violence
  • Movies seem to be filled with murder and mayhem these days.
  • a criminal who escaped from prison and caused mayhem

Synonyms & Near Synonyms for mayhem

Antonyms & Near Antonyms for mayhem

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About mayhem

Time Traveler for mayhem

Time Traveler

The first known use of mayhem was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Listen to Our Podcast About mayhem

Thesaurus Entries Near mayhem

mayhap

mayhem

mazard

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Mayhem.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mayhem. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on mayhem

Nglish: Translation of mayhem for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of mayhem for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about mayhem

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!