Definition of anarchic in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈnärˌkik/


1With no controlling rules or principles to give order: an anarchic and bitter civil war
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  • Unfortunately, the alternative to a single superpower is not a multilateral utopia but the anarchic nightmare of a new Dark Age.
  • On the contrary, it is only by virtue of the irrational and anarchic nature of the profit system that such a development could take place.
  • It is the drive for profit and the anarchic nature of capitalist development that creates concrete monstrosities on pristine sites of natural beauty.
lawless, without law and order, in disorder, in turmoil, unruly, disordered, disorganized, chaotic, turbulent;
mutinous, rebellious
1.1(Of comedy or a person’s sense of humor) uncontrolled by convention: his anarchic wit
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  • They will traverse their heritage of anarchic comedy and be enriched in imagination and wit.
  • Ken Campbell's slapstick take on the nursery rhyme for Unicorn Theatre bears the old rogue's unmistakable signatures of anarchic humour and lurking menace.
  • Banned until 11 years after his death, Vigo's anarchic comedy about a boys' boarding school influenced Lindsay Anderson's If.



Pronunciation: /-kikəl/
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  • Sociologist Paulus Wirutomo said nowadays people had lost suitable models to demonstrate their disagreement and simply resorted to anarchical actions to attract public attention.
  • The contrast between the anarchical images of vandalism in Seattle and Genoa and the dignified demeanor of civil rights demonstrators forty years before is striking.
  • It would shift us away from the UN system and towards an anarchical world dominated by raw power, shifting alliances, and desperate attempts by vulnerable states to acquire the capacity to deter.


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  • Run by the reprobates behind the Going Places club night and Shavers' Weekly magazine, this is a traditional Victorian bar sympathetically, yet anarchically, transformed into the kind of local you would have if you designed it yourself.
  • Koornong is part of the site that was used for the Koornong alternative school which was anarchically alive during the pre-World War Two years and a little beyond, a forerunner of modern experimental education.
  • While the content develops automatically and anarchically, nothing happens to the social structure of Wikipedia without the consent of the core community.

Words that rhyme with anarchic

heptarchic, hierarchic, monarchic, oligarchic

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Syllabification: an·ar·chic

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