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havocnoun anarchy, carnage, cataclysm, chaos, chaotic state, confusion, depredation, derangement, destruction, devastation, disorder, dispersion, disruption, holocaust, overturning, pillage, plundering, ravage, ruin, ruination, sack, scattering, shambles, spoliation, strages, turmoil, upheaval, vastatio, violence, waste
Associated concepts: disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace
See also: catastrophe, confusion, debacle, depredation, disturb, pillage, shambles, turmoil