Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, like, or supporting anarchy.
  • adjective Likely to produce or result in anarchy.
  • adjective Lacking order or control.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, proceeding from, or dictated by anarchy; without rule or government; in confusion. An equivalent form is anarchical.
  • Relating or pertaining to the theory of society called anarchy; founded on anarchy or anarchism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to anarchy; without rule or government; in political confusion; tending to produce anarchy

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Relating to, supporting, or likely to cause anarchy.
  • adjective Chaotic, without law or order.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective without law or control

Etymologies

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anarchy +‎ -ic

Examples

  • East, perhaps from the core hidden in anarchic theories of the resolution of good and evil in a higher unity.

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1946 - Presentation Speech

  • She was referring to the anarchic Horn of Africa country where the U.N. says 250,000 still live in famine conditions due to drought and conflict and a total of 4 million need aid.

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  • 4 = The fight to extend democracy to peoples remaining under tyranny or in anarchic failed states

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  • Police intervened Tuesday at the Buduburam camp, near Accra, because of what Nana Obiri Boahene, a minister of state at the interior ministry, described as anarchic conditions.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • This condition is known as anarchic hand: people experience a conflict between their declared will and the action of one of their hands.

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  • This condition is known as anarchic hand: people experience a conflict between their declared will and the action of one of their hands.

    Mind Hacks: Anarchic hand

  • He said the situation at schools could be described as anarchic with pupils arriving throughout the course of the morning.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The organization of an army of workers and peasants also seemed very difficult to a people who had been called anarchic and without sense of order by their detractors.

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  • A film based on his autobiography, Hooleygan: Music, Mayhem, Good Vibrations - described as "anarchic, dishevelled and hugely entertaining" - is scheduled to begin production later this year.

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  • In the 1990s, so-called anarchic logging was the problem.

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