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1. mayhem

noun. ['ˈmeɪˌhɛm'] the willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another person.

Synonyms

  • offence
  • crime
  • offense
  • law-breaking
  • criminal offense

Etymology

  • mayme (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Mayhem

  • bethlehem

How do you pronounce mayhem?

Pronounce mayhem as ˈmeɪˌhɛm.

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Example sentences of the word mayhem


1. Noun, singular or mass
Along the way guides will tell you stories of murder, suicide and mayhem.

Quotes containing the word mayhem


1. If I ever form a clan, we'll be the anti-cheerleaders and walk under the bleacher forming mild acts of mayhem.
- Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

2. ...Despite the mayhem that followed, Bruno found that he was still holding Shmuel's hand in his own and nothing in the world would have persuaded him to let go.
- John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

2. mayhem

noun. ['ˈmeɪˌhɛm'] violent and needless disturbance.

Synonyms

  • disturbance

Antonyms

  • defence
  • order

Etymology

  • mayme (Middle English (1100-1500))
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