[ an-ahr-kik ]
/ ænˈɑr kɪk /


of, like, or tending to anarchy.
advocating anarchy.
not regulated by law; lawless: Anarchic bands pillaged the countryside.
Also an·ar·chi·cal.

Origin of anarchic

1780–90; < French anarchique, or anarch(y) + -ic
Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for anarchic



1755, "chaotic, without order or rule," from Greek anarkhos "without head or chief" (see anarchy) + -ic. Differentiated from anarchistic (1845) which tends to refer to the political philosophy of anarchism. An older word in this sense was anarchical (1590s). Anarchial is from 1710; Landor used anarchal (1824).

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