pandemonium


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pan·de·mo·ni·um

 (păn′də-mō′nē-əm)
n.
A condition or scene of noisy confusion: "The whole lobby was a perfect pandemonium, and the din was terrific" (Jerome K. Jerome). See Synonyms at noise.

[From Pandæmonium, capital of Hell in Paradise Lost, an epic poem by John Milton : Greek pan-, pan- + Greek daimōn, lesser god, demon; see demon + New Latin -ium, neuter n. suffix; see -ium.]

pan′de·mo′ni·ac (-nē-ăk′) adj.

pandemonium

(ˌpændɪˈməʊnɪəm)
n
1. wild confusion; uproar
2. a place of uproar and chaos
[C17: coined by Milton to designate the capital of hell in Paradise Lost, from pan- + Greek daimōn demon]
ˌpandeˈmoniˌac, pandemoniacal, pandemonic adj

pan•de•mo•ni•um

(ˌpæn dəˈmoʊ ni əm)

n., pl. -ums.
1. wild uproar or disorder; tumult.
2. a place or scene of turmoil or utter chaos.
3. (often cap.) the abode of all the demons.
4. hell.
[1667; after Pandaemonium, Milton's name in Paradise Lost for the capital of hell]

pandemonium

- Literally means abode of all demons (or hell), from Greek pan-, "all," and daimon, "demon(s)."
See also related terms for hell.

Pandemonium

1. the abode of all demons; Heil.
2. any scène of wild confusion or disorder.
See also: Demons
1. the abode of all demons; Hell.
2. (l.c.) any scene of wild confusion or disorder.
See also: Order and Disorder

Pandemonium

 a place or gathering of wild persons; originally denoted hell [from Paradise Lost].
Examples: pandemonium of dancing and whooping, 1865; of devils; of iniquity, 1800.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pandemonium - a state of extreme confusion and disorderpandemonium - a state of extreme confusion and disorder
confusion - disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably; "the army retreated in confusion"
balagan - a word for chaos or fiasco borrowed from modern Hebrew (where it is a loan word from Russian); "it was utter and complete balagan!"

pandemonium

noun uproar, confusion, chaos, turmoil, racket, clamour, din, commotion, rumpus, bedlam, babel, tumult, hubbub, ruction (informal), hullabaloo, hue and cry, ruckus (informal) There was pandemonium in the court as the verdict was delivered.
order, peace, arrangement, calm, hush, tranquillity, stillness, repose, peacefulness, quietude

pandemonium

noun
Sounds or a sound, especially when loud, confused, or disagreeable:
Translations
ضَجَّه، صَخَب
vřava
ringlulreiî
tikras pragaras
jandāliņškņadašausmīgs troksnis

pandemonium

[ˌpændɪˈməʊnɪəm] N (= chaos) → jaleo m, desmadre m
at this there was pandemoniumen esto se armó un tremendo jaleo, en esto se armó las de Caín
it's sheer pandemonium!¡es un desmadre!

pandemonium

[ˌpændəˈməʊniəm] nvacarme m infernal
There was pandemonium in court → Il y eu un vacarme infernal dans le tribunal.
Pandemonium broke out → Un vacarme infernal éclata.
It's pandemonium!
BUT C'est la confusion!.

pandemonium

nChaos nt; at this there was pandemonium or pandemonium broke outdaraufhin brach ein Chaos aus or die Hölle los; scenes of pandemoniumchaotische Szenen pl; judging by the pandemonium coming from the classroomdem Höllenlärm in der Klasse nach zu urteilen

pandemonium

[ˌpændɪˈməʊnɪəm] npandemonio

pandemonium

(pӕndiˈmouniəm) noun
a state of noise and confusion. There was pandemonium in the classroom before the teacher arrived.
References in classic literature ?
There were days when she was unhappy, she did not know why,--when it did not seem worth while to be glad or sorry, to be alive or dead; when life appeared to her like a grotesque pandemonium and humanity like worms struggling blindly toward inevitable annihilation.
The pandemonium above has ceased almost as suddenly as it arose, passed like a fierce gust of wind; but they know that in the passing it has determined their fate.
All together they created such a pandemonium that it would have been necessary for you to put cotton in your ears.
That pandemonium had broken loose in the Hun trench was apparent to the Rhodesians not only from the appearance of the deserters, but from the sounds of screaming, cursing men which came clearly to their ears; but there was one that baffled them for it resembled nothing more closely than the infuriated growling of an angry lion.
Instantly the avenue was a pandemonium of clashing blades, cursing warriors, and squealing thoats.
Thus an incessant din was kept up that might have startled Pandemonium.
The rat was at last dislodged, and, amid the barking of dogs, masculine shouts, feminine screams, oaths, stampings, and confusion as of Pandemonium, Tess untied her last sheaf; the drum slowed, the whizzing ceased, and she stepped from the machine to the ground.
Slowly all that it meant to him filtered into the mind of the Russian, and then a cruel smile of relief and triumph touched his lips; but it was short-lived, for just as he was congratulating himself that he was now comparatively safe to proceed upon his way to the coast unmolested, a mighty pandemonium rose from the river-bank close by.
In an instant pandemonium reigned, for the heavy boulder had mowed down a score of the pursuers, breaking arms and legs in its meteoric descent.
A small pandemonium reigned in Wingrave's sitting room.
But I was enchanted by the appearance of the hut; here the snow and rain could not penetrate; the ground was dry; and it presented to me then as exquisite and divine a retreat as Pandemonium appeared to the demons of hell after their sufferings in the lake of fire.
Above this floor was a large atelier, which had been increased in size by pulling down the partitions -- a pandemonium, in which the artist and the dandy strove for preeminence.