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Wild and noisy disorder or confusion; uproar.‘pandemonium broke out’
turmoil, disorder, confusion, chaos, commotion, disturbance, tumult, turbulence, mayhem, havoc, bedlam, all hell broken looseView synonyms
- ‘It has been pandemonium in Korea this past week, with normally-reserved people giving vent to joyful feelings in a way they probably never have.’
- ‘On the collective level, poison gas created confusion and pandemonium.’
- ‘Uproar and pandemonium followed, matched only by that of the previous week when Mr. Loy won twice.’
- ‘How appalling for people living and running businesses beside this noise, mess and pandemonium.’
- ‘We were all jumping up and down already, so once he got there, it was complete pandemonium.’
- ‘There was pandemonium at the docks as people tried to get out by boat, but the North Vietnamese were just across the river.’
- ‘It has become a macabre ritual here: the bombs go off, pandemonium, followed by investigation.’
- ‘There was pandemonium in the bar when the television was put off during the Armagh match but after some negotiation was quickly put back on again.’
- ‘They're just there to add to the general sense of pandemonium.’
- ‘Clamor and outrage broke out and pandemonium reeked more havoc than anything else could.’
- ‘And from there it was pandemonium, it was hard to see what happened.’
- ‘It was complete pandemonium in the Peterson household the week before the wedding.’
- ‘The pandemonium that erupted around the university track in the aftermath of Bannister's run may have also contributed to undermine the rules.’
- ‘There would be political pandemonium if it were actually proposed, however.’
- ‘In the strange pandemonium that has always bedevilled Sudanese politics, even weirder things have happened.’
- ‘The chaos beset domestic flights and hotel bookings as well, with resorts in the Red Sea and Aswan expecting pandemonium.’
- ‘There was a lot of screaming, panic and pandemonium.’
- ‘Let me tell you about the non-stop insanity, the constant chaos, the perpetual pandemonium.’
- ‘I knew that a lack of heir undoubtedly lead to pandemonium and anarchy.’
- ‘Through all the noise, commotion and apparent pandemonium, there was heavy and effective policing.’
Mid 17th century: modern Latin (denoting the place of all demons, in Milton's Paradise Lost), from pan- ‘all’ + Greek daimōn ‘demon’.
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