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Noun1.topsy-turvyness - a state of extreme confusion and disordertopsy-turvyness - 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!"
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Melanie Wiliamson's colours and zany shapes picture this topsy-turvyness perfectly: Hodder, 5.
As Young uncovers and explicates the mounting evidence of topsy-turvyness as it relates not only to fictional characters, novelistic themes, and authorial self-fashioning, but also to media events and the construction of history itself, her revisions simultaneously delight and disorient the reader.