[ UK /mˈeɪhɛm/ ]
[ US /ˈmeɪˌhɛm/ ]
[ US /ˈmeɪˌhɛm/ ]
- violent and needless disturbance
- the willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another person
How To Use mayhem In A Sentence
- Here's a story of mischief and mayhem to brighten up your Monday morning lecture.
- Rather, Robertson, skulking ahead, has now downgraded his earlier call to murder and mayhem to mere kidnapping.
- That craziest part about it was that for a moment after she'd said it, he had actually contemplated madness and mayhem.
- Imagine the mayhem he'll give the enemy, huh.
- Police say they are winning the war against violent drunks who cause mayhem in the West End of the city at weekends.
- With the no-doubt unintended effect of suggesting that Wallace's menace and ensuing mayhem might, in hindsight, be laughed-off like a good-ol'-boy joke, "George Wallace: Settin 'the Woods on Fire" takes part of its title, and its misguided musical leitmotif from a wacky, Hank Williams party-hearty song. Film/Television: Lost Highways
- The first obvious difference from the manga is in the appearance of the central character, Deunan, who in the manga is more-or-less a regular self-capable woman with an unusual skill for violence and mayhem, but who in the anime has become a short-haired tomboy whose fighting skills ascend to the level of gravity-defying superpowers, as she is capable of backflipping over enemy gunfire in slow-motion. Archive 2007-08-01
- Lillian Andrews, a scheming sexpot, seduces her married boss, causing divorce and general mayhem in the lives of those around her.
- We are often obliged to report on mayhem and savage behaviour perpetrated by thugs who are barely out of rompers.
- So they created stage shows filled with magic tricks and mayhem, tied them to films about werewolves and zombies and took them out on tour, playing local theaters and auditoriums, promising a thousand and one frights.