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helter-skelter

adjective

1 helter-skelter

Lacking a visible order or organization.

synonym: chaotic.

Polish: bezładny, chaotyczny



2 helter-skelter

With undue hurry and confusion:
— A helter-skelter kind of existence with never a pause.

synonym: pell-mell.

adverb

1 helter-skelter

Haphazardly:
— The books were piled up helter-skelter.

synonym: every which way.

Roget 59: irregularly etc. adj.; by fits, by fits and snatches, by fits and starts; pellmell; higgledy-piggledy; helter-skelter, harum-scarum; in a ferment; at sixes and sevens, at cross-purposes; upside down ... show more

Roget 684: with haste, with all haste, with breathless speed; in haste etc. adj.; apace etc. (swiftly) 274; amain; all at once etc. ... show more


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