Anarchy – A state of disorder due to absence or non-recognition of government
To remember the definition of the word anarchy, use the following mnemonic:
An ark is key (anarchy) to surviving if you have a flood, but it can soon get into a state of disorder if it isn't properly governed.
Examples of anarchy in a sentence
The festival turned into total anarchy due to poor organisation and management.
The office's new no management scheme started off well but quickly devolved into anarchy.
After severe pay cuts, the keepers all went on strike and the zoo was in a state of anarchy.