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Meaning of BEDLAM

Pronunciation:  'bedlum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  pejorative terms for an insane asylum
  2. [n]  a state of extreme confusion and disorder
 

BEDLAM is a 6 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: booby hatch, chaos, crazy house, cuckoo's nest, funny farm, funny house, loony bin, madhouse, nut house, nuthouse, pandemonium, sanatorium, snake pit, topsy-turvydom, topsy-turvyness
 
 See Also: asylum, balagan, confusion, insane asylum, institution, mental home, mental hospital, mental institution, psychiatric hospital

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Bed"lam\, n. [See {Bethlehem}.]
    1. A place appropriated to the confinement and care of the
       insane; a madhouse. --Abp. Tillotson.
    
    2. An insane person; a lunatic; a madman. [Obs.]
    
             Let's get the bedlam to lead him.     --Shak.
    
    3. Any place where uproar and confusion prevail.
    
    
  2. \Bed"lam\, a.
    Belonging to, or fit for, a madhouse. ``The bedlam, brainsick
    duchess.'' --Shak.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: asylum, Babel, Bedlam let loose, blast, bobbery, brawl, brouhaha, bughouse, cacophony, chaos, charivari, chirm, clamor, clangor, clap, clatter, commotion, confusion, confusion of tongues, din, discord, donnybrook, drunken brawl, dustup, flap, fracas, free-for-all, hell, hell broke loose, howl, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, insane asylum, jangle, loud noise, lunatic asylum, madhouse, mental home, mental hospital, mental institution, noise, noise and shouting, nuthouse, outcry, padded cell, pandemonium, psychiatric ward, psychopathic hospital, racket, rattle, rhubarb, roar, row, ruckus, ruction, rumble, rumpus, shindy, shivaree, static, thunder, thunderclap, tintamarre, tumult, turmoil, uproar
 

 

 

 

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