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. 2008.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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 — 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.