NounChaos (usually uncountable; plural Chaoses)
- The unordered state of matter in classical accounts of cosmogony
- Any state of disorder, any confused or amorphous mixture or conglomeration.
- (mathematics) Behaviour of iterative non-linear systems in which arbitrarily small variations in initial conditions become magnified over time.
- (fantasy) One of the two metaphysical forces of the world in some fantasy settings, as opposed to law.
- (obsolete) A vast chasm or abyss.
- (obsolete, rare) A given medium; a space in which something exists or lives; an environment.
Adjectives for Chaos
appalling; ghastly; stricken; smothering; gloomy; hopeless; pathetic; bewildering; jumbled; indescribable; cultural; social; economic; industrial; political; primordial; age-long; blind; temporary; strident ; ancient; stagnant; aboriginal; conquered; formless; barren; shapeless; revolutionary; dark; living; wonderful; glaring; resulting; fierce; cluttered; Stygian; boundless; black; idiotic; financial; numan; approaching; turmoiling; whirring; tumultuous; leaden; primeval; unintelligible; blank; entertaining; stimulating;
Verbs for Chaos
resolve —; restore from—; rise out of—; survey—; beset by—; build out of—; free from—; kindle—; plunge into—; produce—; swim through—; —arises; —confounds; — distresses; —overwhelms; —reigns; —roars; —rules; —threatens.
Synonyms for Chaos
Antonyms for Chaos
mess, messiness, metagalactic space, misrule, mist, mistiness, mix-up, mob law, mob rule, mobocracy, morass, muddle, muddlement, nihilism, nonadhesion, noncohesion, obscurity, ocean of emptiness, ochlocracy, orderlessness, outer space, pandemonium, parsec, passion, perplexity, perturbation, pother, pressureless space, primal chaos, pucker, racket, rage, rebellion, revolution, row, ruckus, ruffle, rumpus, scattering, screw-up, separateness, shapelessness, shuffle, snafu, space, stew, storminess, sweat, swivet, syndicalism, tempestuousness, the void, the void above, tizzy, tohubohu, tumult, tumultuousness, turbulence, turmoil, unadherence, unadhesiveness, unclearness, unruliness, unsettlement, untenacity, uproar, upset, vagueness, wildness, zeal, zealousness, agitation, aloofness, amorphia, amorphism, amorphousness, anarchism, anarcho-syndicalism, anarchy, antinomianism, astronomical unit, bedlam, befuddlement, bewilderment, blurriness, bluster, bother, botheration, brawl, broil, brouhaha, cacophony, celestial spaces, cloud, commotion, confusion, cosmic space, criminal syndicalism, daze, diffusion, discombobulation, discomfiture, discomposure, disconcertion, discontinuity, discreteness, disjunction, dislocation, disorder, disorderliness, disorganization, disorientation, dispersal, dispersion, disruption, dissolution, disturbance, ebullition, embarrassment, embroilment, empty space, entropy, ether space, fabulous formless darkness, fanaticism, ferment, flap, flummox, flurry, fluster, flutter, fog, fomentation, foofaraw, formlessness, foul-up, frenzy, fuddle, fuddlement, fume, furor, furore, fury, fuss, fuzziness, hassle, haze, haziness, hubbub, incoherence, inconsistency, indecisiveness, indefiniteness, indeterminateness, interstellar space, jumble, lawlessness, license, light-year, lynch law, maze,
In Early Modern English used in the sense of the original Greek word. In the meaning primordial matter from the 16th century. Figurative usage in the sense "confusion, disorder" from the 17th century. The technical sense in mathematics and science dates to the 1960s.
Chaos m. (uncountable)
Chaos m. (usually uncountable)