- of, like, or tending to anarchy.
- advocating anarchy.
- not regulated by law; lawless: Anarchic bands pillaged the countryside.
Origin of anarchic
Related Words for anarchicalbarbarous, chaotic, turbulent, violent, unruly, anarchic, revolutionary, contumacious, disobedient, factious, insubordinate, mutinous, revolting, riotous, seditious, insurrectionary, anarchical, bad, criminal, despotic
Examples from the Web for anarchical
Historical Examples of anarchical
Its functions were in short remedial, not revolutionary or anarchical.Ancient Law
Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
And certainly in his own work we have a beautiful and anarchical freedom.Suspended Judgments
John Cowper Powys
We should be the most monarchical people in Europe if we were not the most anarchical.France and the Republic
William Henry Hurlbert
Its functions were, in short, remedial, not revolutionary or anarchical.Tradition
John Francis Arundell
To question the old must inevitably seem irreverent and anarchical.Ethics
John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
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).