anarchical

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj anarchical without law or control "the system is economically inefficient and politically anarchic"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Anarchical Pertaining to anarchy; without rule or government; in political confusion; tending to produce anarchy; as, anarchic despotism; anarchical opinions.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • anarchical Same as anarchic
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Quotations

  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander%20Pope
    “Lo! thy dread empire, Chaos! is restored; dies before thy uncreating word: thy hand, great Anarch! lets the curtain fall; and universal darkness buries all.”
  • George Orwell
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    “The atmosphere of orthodoxy is always damaging to prose, and above all it is completely ruinous to the novel, the most anarchical of all forms of literature.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. anarchique,

Usage

In literature:

Maroons, you may not be aware, are same as bombs, with the anarchism left out.
"A Diversity of Creatures" by Rudyard Kipling
But money, for example, has nothing to do with crime or anarchism or things of that sort.
"The Boy With the U.S. Census" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Time is the true remedy for all bad passions and for all anarchical doctrines.
"The Art of War" by Baron Henri de Jomini
An anarchical spirit of dissolution rose against all authority.
"Readings on Fascism and National Socialism" by Various
Nor was it only anarchism that he combated.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
Every mountainside had a pretty little anarchical system of its own.
"Jaffery" by William J. Locke
There are times when her indifference to her own most inviolable laws seems anarchic.
"The Redemption of David Corson" by Charles Frederic Goss
Thy hand, great Anarch, lets the curtain fall, And universal darkness buries all.
"Handy Dictionary of Poetical Quotations" by Various
Both are anarchical; but the first logically issues in individualistic anarchy, the last in communistic anarchy.
"Outspoken Essays" by William Ralph Inge
If the notion is anarchic I can feel more at home with it.
"King John of Jingalo" by Laurence Housman
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In poetry:

There's Shelley, Byron, arm in arm,
With Schiller, Uhland, near:
While cheek by jowl with anarch "crank"
See young Camille appear.
"May Day" by Bernard O Dowd
One rational voice is dumb. Over his grave
the household of Impulse mourns one dearly loved:
sad is Eros, builder of cities,
and weeping anarchic Aphrodite.
"In Memory of Sigmund Freud " by W H Auden
Then waxed I like the wind because of this,
And ran, like gospel and apocalypse,
From door to door, with new anarchic lips,
Crying the very blasphemy of bliss.
"Good News" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Can Freedom breathe if ignorance reign?
Shall Commerce thrive where anarchs rule?
Will Faith her half-fledged brood retain
If darkening counsels cloud the school?
"For The Dedication Of The New City Library, Boston" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
What though your light
In time's first dawn compelled the flight
Of Chaos' startled clan,
Shall never all your darted spears
Disperse worse Anarchs, frauds and fears,
Sprung from these weeds to man?
"The New Zealot To The Sun" by Herman Melville
I preached, but fruitlessly; the powerful from their stations
Rebuked me as an anarch, envious and bad,
And they that served them with lean hands and bitter patience
Smiled only out of hollow orbs, and deemed me mad.
"The Land Of Pallas" by Archibald Lampman

In news:

His nascent ideas on anarchism and biological evolution were beginning to merge into one.
Kropotkin published a series of books and long pamphlets, including Mutual Aid, The Great French Revolution, Modern Science and Anarchism , and Ethics.
While the game feels repetitive in long stretches, de Blob is a fast-paced, cheerfully anarchic diversion with some real challenges under its cute hood.
Their anarchic, slapstick humor turned dignified settings into playhouses for Groucho's outrageous puns and wisecracks, Harpo 's horn honking and girl chasing and Chico's distorted logic.
Talk to Her is a major tonal and thematic departure for Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar, creator of such uniquely anarchic comedies as Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.
Another day, another feud in the anarchic opinion zone known as Twitter.
The Hollywood venue, which opened in 1977, quickly became a crucible for emerging, anarchic L.A. Groups like the Weirdos and the Germs and later X and the Go-Go's.
Director Leo McCarey, whose obsessive Catholicism in the midst of anarchic humor sometimes made him the Fritz Lang of comedy, seems slightly ill at ease when faced with the unbounded libido of Mae West in this 1934 production.
Anarchic, arbitrary sexual urges -- there's not a man or woman who doesn't love and has not been disturbed by them.
New Ghost combines complex Zappa-esque instrumentals and spoken-word vocals with an off-kilter funkiness and anarchic punk expressionism.
Gross-out horror is never far from comedy and The Host, Bong Joon-ho's giddy creature feature, has the anarchic mess factor worthy of a pile of old Mad magazines.
Gross-out horror is never far from comedy and The Host, Bong Joon-ho's giddy creature feature, has an anarchic mess factor worthy of a pile of old Mad magazines.
The moonshine-infused spirit on those no-budget docudramas is bottled, shaken and spilled in "The Wild Man of the Navidad," an anarchic-in-inception film on one of nature's unnatural.
Not long ago I read with pious misgivings a book on Anarchism, by Emma Goldman.
Director Simon McBurney Turns His Anarchic Talents to a Classic Opera.
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In science:

X ) is equal to one. A regular sequence such that there is no countably additive measure with respect to which it is uniformly distributed will be called anarchical.
Random Metric Spaces and Universality
It is easy to prove that in a locally compact metric space (which means in this context that every closed ball is compact) there are no anarchical sequences.
Random Metric Spaces and Universality
The above examples show that in discrete metric spaces, anarchical sequences are simply sequences consisting of all points of the space. A much more surprising example is given by the Urysohn space.
Random Metric Spaces and Universality
Almost every matrix with respect to this measure determines an anarchical sequence in the Urysohn space.
Random Metric Spaces and Universality
Had we considered anarchic 5D masses, we would have obtained hierarchical mixing, in contradiction with observation.
The Lepton Sector of a Fourth Generation
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