chaos - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun [uncountable] 

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/ˈkeɪɒs/
  1. 1
    a situation in which everything is confused and in a mess
    bring/cause/create chaos:

    There have been severe floods, bringing chaos to the region.

    total/complete/utter/absolute chaos:

    The new road construction has caused total chaos in the city.

    in chaos:

    Six months after the revolution, the country is still in chaos.

  2. 2
    science the state believed to have existed before the universe gained order, in which it had no shape or form