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shambolic

Postby Audiendus » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:28 pm

Shambolic (adjective)

Chaotic, disordered, disorganized, poorly managed.

(Mainly British, dating from around 1970. Derived from shambles; the irregular ending -olic is probably influenced by symbolic.)

Examples:
"The police investigation of the murder was utterly shambolic."
"Many countries have a shambolic legal system."
"The shambolic counting of the ballot papers led to calls for the election to be re-run."

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Postby Slava » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:48 pm

Treated here.
Life is like playing chess with chessmen who each have thoughts and feelings and motives of their own.


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