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chaotic

adjective uk   /keɪˈɒt.ɪk/ us    /-ˈɑː.t̬ɪk/
C1 in a state of chaos: The house is a bit chaotic at the moment - we've got all these extra people staying and we're still decorating. He's a chaotic sort of a person - always trying to do twenty things at once.
chaotically
adverb uk   /-kəl.i/ us  
Translations of “chaotic”
in Korean 혼란스러운…
in Arabic فَوضوي…
in Portuguese caótico…
in Catalan caòtic…
in Japanese 混乱した…
in Italian caotico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 混亂的, 毫無秩序的…
in Russian хаотичный…
in Turkish kargaşaya sebep olan, karmaşık, düzensiz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 混乱的, 毫无秩序的…
in Polish chaotyczny…
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