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Pell-mell

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Adjective

1. helter-skelter, pell-mell

with undue hurry and confusion

Example Sentences:
'a helter-skelter kind of existence with never a pause'
'a pell-mell dash for the train'

Adverb

2. harum-scarum, pell-mell

in a wild or reckless manner

Example Sentences:
'dashing harum-scarum all over the place'
'running pell-mell up the stairs'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Pell-mell

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adverb
1. 
in a confused headlong rush
the hounds ran pell-mell into the yard
2. 
in a disorderly manner
the things were piled pell-mell in the room
adjective
3. 
disordered; tumultuous
a pell-mell rush for the exit
noun
4. 
disorder; confusion

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Pell-mell

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adverb, adjective
1. 
in a jumbled, confused mass or manner; without order or method
2. 
in wild, disorderly haste; headlong
noun
3. 
a jumble; confusion; disorder

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Pell-mell

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adv.
1. In a jumbled, confused manner; helter-skelter.
2. In frantic disorderly haste; headlong: "I went to work pell-mell, blotted several sheets of paper with choice floating thoughts" (Washington Irving).

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