Anarchical



of, like, or tending to .
advocating .
not regulated by law; lawless:
Anarchic bands pillaged the countryside.
Historical Examples

Anarchy is not so easily brought about as persons of an anarchical turn of mind suppose.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 93, July, 1865 Various

And certainly in his own work we have a beautiful and anarchical freedom.
Suspended Judgments John Cowper Powys

Hobbism turned inside out,—rendered licentious and anarchical instead of constructive.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7 Various

Its functions were, in short, remedial, not revolutionary or anarchical.
Tradition John Francis Arundell

Both are anarchical; but the first logically issues in individualistic anarchy, the last in communistic anarchy.
Outspoken Essays William Ralph Inge

We have before us a state of society in which the anarchical element is predominant.
Landholding In England Joseph Fisher

The first task in a great city so agitated by anarchical ferment had been to set up a strong central authority.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 9 Various

The violent and anarchical France at the opening of the 20th century.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 7 Various

Bentham’s view, indicated by his criticism of this article in the ‘anarchical Fallacies,’ is therefore worth a moment’s notice.
The English Utilitarians, Volume I. Leslie Stephen

Ours is no anarchical movement, but one of order and obedience.
The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4 American Anti-Slavery Society

adj.

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).

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