pandemonium

Exam frequency

GRE

medium

Banks

medium

Civil Services

medium

Meaning(s)

a state of noise and chaos

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pandemonium - chaos

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If there is ‘pandemonium’ then there is a situation where confusion and panic reign, or where people are behaving in an overly excitable and uncontrolled way. Whether due to panic or excitement, such behaviour is typically short-lived but often creates disorder and chaos while it lasts. Almost always applied in a negative context unless being used to refer to certain types of celebration.

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Antonyms nirvana,quietude

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  1. When news of the market crash hit, there was total pandemonium in the office. Everybody was in a state of panic and confusion.

  2. The government initially kept certain details about the crisis from the public as they feared it would create pandemonium on the streets.

  3. We need these clear directives and regulations to continue being strictly enforced in our industry. Without them, there would be pandemonium.

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