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Noun: bedlam  bed-lum
  1. A state of extreme confusion and disorder
    - chaos, pandemonium, topsy-turvydom [informal], topsy-turvyness [informal], madhouse [informal], tohubohu [US]
Noun: Bedlam
Usage: archaic
  1. Pejorative term for an insane asylum
    - booby hatch [N. Amer, informal], crazy house [informal], cuckoo's nest [informal], funny farm [informal], funny house [informal], loony bin [informal], madhouse [informal], nut house [informal], nuthouse [informal], sanatorium, bughouse [N. Amer, informal], lunatic asylum

Derived forms: bedlams

Type of: asylum, confusion, insane asylum, institution, mental home, mental hospital, mental institution, psychiatric hospital

Encyclopedia: Bedlam, Shropshire