Know Your Next Word : pell-mell

9. pell-mell :

adverb :

In a confused, jumbled or reckless manner

adjective :

Confused, disorderly or indiscriminate

usage :

  • Instead of converging with the euro zone, Hungary's economy has rushed pell-mell in another direction.(Carl Mortished : The West in Retreat - the Pot Running Dry : The Globe and Mail (Toronto - Canada): Oct 30 - 2008)

  • pell-mell spending

  • a pell-mell dash after someone

  • The crowd rushed pell-mell into the store when the doors opened.

  • I went to work pell-mell, blotted several sheets of paper with choice floating thoughts" (Washington Irving).

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