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MAYHEM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mayhem mean? 

MAYHEM (noun)
  The noun MAYHEM has 2 senses:

1. the willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another person
2. violent and needless disturbance

  Familiarity information: MAYHEM used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MAYHEM (noun)


Sense 1mayhem [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("mayhem" is a kind of...):

crime; law-breaking ((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act)


Sense 2mayhem [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Violent and needless disturbance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

havoc; mayhem

Hypernyms ("mayhem" is a kind of...):

disturbance (the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion)


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