Student Thesaurus

One entry found for helter-skelter.
Entry Word: helter-skelter
Function: adverb
Text: 1 in a confused and reckless manner <the sheep ran helter-skelter inside their pen when the coyote appeared in their midst>
Synonyms amok (or amuck), berserk, frantically, frenziedly, harum-scarum, hectically, madly, pell-mell, wild, wildly
Related Words agitatedly, confusedly, crazily, desperately, feverishly, skittishly, uncontrollably; heedlessly, hotheadedly, recklessly, wantonly; chaotically, riotously, tumultuously, turbulently; aimlessly, haphazardly, hit-or-miss
Near Antonyms calmly, collectedly, composedly, coolly, imperturbably, peacefully, placidly, serenely, unconcernedly; meekly, mildly, passively, tamely; methodically, orderly, systematically
2 without definite aim, direction, rule, or method <goods arranged helter-skelter on the shelves of the variety store> -- see HIT OR MISS