a scene of uproar and confusion.
there was bedlam in the courtroom
sinonim: uproar, pandemonium, commotion, mayhem, confusion, disorder, chaos, anarchy, lawlessness, furor, upheaval, hubbub, hoopla, turmoil, riot, ruckus, rumpus, tumult, hullabaloo
an institution for the care of mentally ill people.
Once, people were shut up in bedlams – usually indefinitely and in terrible conditions.