anarchic

[an-ahr-kik]
adjective
1.
of, like, or tending to anarchy.
2.
advocating anarchy.
3.
not regulated by law; lawless: Anarchic bands pillaged the countryside.
Also, anarchical.


Origin:
1780–90; < French anarchique, or anarch(y) + -ic

anarchically, adverb
hyperanarchic, adjective
nonanarchic, adjective
nonanarchical, adjective
nonanarchically, adverb
proanarchic, adjective
unanarchic, adjective
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anarchy (ˈænəkɪ)
 
n
1.  general lawlessness and disorder, esp when thought to result from an absence or failure of government
2.  the absence or lack of government
3.  the absence of any guiding or uniting principle; disorder; chaos
4.  the theory or practice of political anarchism
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin anarchia, from Greek anarkhia, from anarkhos without a ruler, from an- + arkh- leader, from arkhein to rule]
 
anarchic
 
adj
 
an'archical
 
adj
 
an'archically
 
adv

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anarchic
1790, "chaotic, without order or rule," from Gk. anakhos (see anarchy) + -ic. An older word in this sense was anarchical (1590s). Differentiated from anarchistic (1884) which tends to refer to the political philosophy of anarchism.
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Example sentences
My anarchic heart can't help but be gratified at these findings.
Therefore the built environment was the result of large-scale anarchic
  construction activities.
The list of those who loved his sly, anarchic voice is long.
T he lawbreaking itch is not always an anarchic one.
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