HyperDic: bedlam

English > 2 senses of the word bedlam / Bedlam:
NOUNstatebedlam, chaos, pandemonium, topsy-turvydom, topsy-turvynessa state of extreme / extreme confusion and disorder
artifactBedlam, booby hatch, crazy house, cuckoo's nest, funny farm, funny house, loony bin, madhouse, nut house, nuthouse, sanatorium, snake pitpejorative terms for an insane asylum
bedlam / Bedlam > pronunciation
Soundsbeh'dlahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > bedlam: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of extreme / extreme confusion and disorder.
Synonymschaos, pandemonium, topsy-turvydom, topsy-turvyness
NarrowerbalaganA word for chaos or fiasco borrowed from modern Hebrew (where it is a loan word from Russian)
Broaderconfusiondisorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably
Spanishcaos, confusión, desbarajuste, desconcierto, pandemonio
Catalancaos, confusió, desconcert, desori
English > Bedlam: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningpejorative terms for an insane asylum.
Synonymsbooby hatch, crazy house, cuckoo's nest, funny farm, funny house, loony bin, madhouse, nut house, nuthouse, sanatorium, snake pit
Broadermental hospital, psychiatric hospital, mental institution, institution, mental home, insane asylum, asylumA hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
Spanishcasa de locos, crazy house, gallinero, loquera, manicomio
Catalancasa de boigs, casa de bojos, crazy house, gàbia de boigs

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