an|ar|chic [ ə`narkık ] adjective
behaving in a way that ignores the normal rules or limits of your society or group, especially when this causes trouble

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Anarchic — A*nar chic, Anarchical A*nar chic*al, a. [Cf. F. anarchique.] Pertaining to anarchy; without rule or government; in political confusion; tending to produce anarchy; as, anarchic despotism; anarchical opinions. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anarchic — index disorderly, lawless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • anarchic — (adj.) 1755, chaotic, without order or rule, from Gk. anarkhos without head or chief (see ANARCHY (Cf. anarchy)) + IC (Cf. ic). Differentiated from anarchistic (1845) which tends to refer to the political philosophy of anarchism. An older word in …   Etymology dictionary

  • anarchic — anarchistic, anarchist (see under ANARCHY 1) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • anarchic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ with no controlling rules or principles. DERIVATIVES anarchical adjective anarchically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • anarchic — [an är′kik] adj. 1. of, like, or involving anarchy 2. advocating anarchy 3. tending to bring about anarchy; lawless: Also anarchical anarchically adv …   English World dictionary

  • anarchic — also anarchical adjective Date: 1649 1. a. of, relating to, or advocating anarchy b. likely to bring about anarchy < anarchic violence > 2. lacking order, regularity, or definiteness < anarchic art forms > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anarchic — an|ar|chic [æˈna:kık US a:r ] adj lacking any rules or order, or not following the moral rules of society ▪ a lawless, anarchic city ▪ an anarchic sense of humour …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • anarchic — [[t]ænɑ͟ː(r)kɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If you describe someone or something as anarchic, you disapprove of them because they do not recognize or obey any rules or laws. ...anarchic attitudes and complete disrespect for authority …   English dictionary

  • anarchic — adjective lacking any rules or order, or not following the moral rules of society: a lawless, anarchic city | Orton s anarchic sense of humour …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • anarchic — anarchically, adv. /an ahr kik/, adj. 1. of, like, or tending to anarchy. 2. advocating anarchy. 3. not regulated by law; lawless: Anarchic bands pillaged the countryside. Also, anarchical. [1780 90; < F anarchique, or ANARCH(Y) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

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