V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a state of chaos, confusion, and disorder

Synonyms: craziness, chaos, commotion, confusion, anarchy, turmoil

Antonyms: order, organization, tranquility

Tips: The term pandemonium was coined by John Milton in his book "Paradise Lost." It was a palace built in the middle of hell. Pandemonium has come to denote a state that resembles "hell breaking lose."

Usage Examples:

Whenever the children had a substitute teacher, pandemonium broke out in the classroom. (chaos)

City officials predicted pandemonium would ensue as soon as the verdict was read. (craziness, chaos)

The rock concert ended in pandemonium and police were called in to calm the rowdy crowd. (chaos, turmoil)

The children went into a state of pandemonium when the fire alarm sounded. (commotion, confusion, chaos)

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