HyperDic: lawlessness

English > 2 senses of the word lawlessness:
NOUNstatelawlessness, anarchya state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)
attributelawlessness, outlawryillegality as a consequence of unlawful acts
lawlessness > pronunciation
Soundslao'lahsnahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > lawlessness: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government).
Synonymanarchy
Categorygovernment, governing, governance, government activity, administrationThe act of governing
Narrowernihilismcomplete denial of all established authority and institutions
BroaderdisorderA disturbance of the peace or of public order
Spanishacracia, anarquía
Catalanacràcia, anarquia
Adjectiveslawlesswithout law or control
lawlesslax in enforcing laws
English > lawlessness: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningillegality as a consequence of unlawful acts; defiance of the law.
Synonymoutlawry
Broaderillegalityunlawfulness by virtue of violating some legal statute
Adjectiveslawlessdisobedient to or defiant of law

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