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Mayhem   /mˈeɪhˌɛm/   Listen

The willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another person.
Violent and needless disturbance.  Synonym: havoc.

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"Mayhem" Quotes from Famous Books

... Muller's neck. Normally, in case of trouble, cutting gravity is smart. But not here, where the crew already wanted a chance to commit mayhem, and had ...
— Let'em Breathe Space • Lester del Rey

... and Verman set to 't the record must be no more than a few fragments left by the expurgator. It has been perhaps sufficiently suggested that the altercation in Mr. Schofield's stable opened with mayhem in respect to the aggressor's nose. Expressing vocally his indignation and the extremity of his pained surprise, Mr. Collins stepped backward, holding his left hand over his nose, and striking at Herman with his right. Then Verman hit him with ...
— Penrod • Booth Tarkington

Words linked to "Mayhem" :   law-breaking, disturbance, crime, criminal offence, offense, criminal offense, offence

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