[m_ˈeɪ_h_ɛ_m], [mˈe͡ɪhɛm], [mˈe‍ɪhɛm]

Definitions of mayhem:

  1.   the willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another person
  2.   The inflicting of a violent bodily injury which more or less incapacitates the victim.
  3.   The maiming of a person by depriving him of the use of any of his members which are necessary for defense or protection. See Maim.
  4.   See maim.
  5.   Maiming of a person.
  6.   violent and needless disturbance

Quotes for mayhem:

  1. For instance, why are we terrorizing this country, leading with murder and mayhem when crime is actually on the decline, as somebody, as somebody mentioned? – Christiane Amanpour
  2. They have some pretty tough gun laws in Japan, as they do in any other civilized country in the world, and they're not killing each other off with firearms. You have very violent films in Europe, yet it's not causing the mayhem we see in our streets routinely here. – Michael D. Barnes
  3. The ideal situation would be to bypass all of the drama and mayhem and just get the music right to the people. I'm confident that we'll eventually figure it out. – Debbie Gibson
  4. I remember, especially like when I was in high school, going to see like Dawn of the Dead and it was like mayhem in the theater and you could barely even watch the movie. It was so fun. – Rob Zombie

Usage examples for mayhem:

  1. “ " I'll bet you want me to quit test- flying," Mayhem said with a smile which, clearer than words, told the Firstman his advice would be rejected. ” – World Beyond Pluto by C. H. Thames
  2. “ " Wreckage and mayhem MacHenery grunted. ” – The Great Potlatch Riots by Allen Kim Lang
  3. Again Mayhem didn't wait. ” – World Beyond Pluto by C. H. Thames
  4. She was fairly proficient at the practice of unarmed mayhem – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  5. The girl went to Mayhem – World Beyond Pluto by C. H. Thames
  6. Mayhem exploded throughout the audience. ” – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  7. But not here, where the crew already wanted a chance to commit mayhem and had more experience than the scientists. ” – Let'em Breathe Space by Lester del Rey
  8. And second, Pluto- time was beginning to act on Mayhem – World Beyond Pluto by C. H. Thames
  9. Mayhem swore and followed. ” – World Beyond Pluto by C. H. Thames
  10. “ " It's what Father Kelly calls a case iv mayhem et chew 'em. ” – Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen by Finley Peter Dunne
  11. “ Calendal threw himself into the heart of the murderous mayhem and calmed the men and talked them down.... ” – Letters from my Windmill by Alphonse Daudet
  12. “ " Maybe something's wrong with my hearing," Mayhem said. ” – World Beyond Pluto by C. H. Thames
  13. Mayhem asked: " What are we waiting for?" ” – World Beyond Pluto by C. H. Thames
  14. Mayhem had to go down after him. ” – World Beyond Pluto by C. H. Thames
  15. The Firstman smiled too, " Why, no, Mayhem – World Beyond Pluto by C. H. Thames
  16. “ I can't picture us living in marriage for nine months without committing at least mayhem – The Galaxy Primes by Edward Elmer Smith