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1. vicious

adjective. ['ˈvɪʃəs'] (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering.

Synonyms

  • brutal
  • inhumane
  • roughshod
  • fell
  • cruel
  • savage

Antonyms

  • inhumaneness
  • painless
  • unshod
  • submissive

Etymology

  • vicious (Anglo-Norman)

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Words that Rhyme with Vicious Circle

  • heterocercal
  • great-circle
  • encircle
  • sterkel
  • zirkle
  • zirkel
  • turkel
  • terkel
  • pirkle
  • pirkl
  • percle
  • merkle
  • merkel
  • burkle
  • burkel
  • burchell
  • birkel
  • birchall
  • berkel
  • urkel

Example sentences of the word vicious-circle


1. Noun Phrase
This vicious circle may lead to weight gain.

2. Noun Phrase
In a vicious circle, climate change then makes a certain type of air pollution worse.

2. vicious

adjective. ['ˈvɪʃəs'] having the nature of vice.

Synonyms

  • evil

Antonyms

  • nonviolent
  • legal

Etymology

  • vicious (Anglo-Norman)

3. vicious

adjective. ['ˈvɪʃəs'] bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure.

Synonyms

  • criminal
  • deplorable
  • condemnable
  • wrong

Antonyms

  • ascend
  • rise
  • praise
  • tame

Etymology

  • vicious (Anglo-Norman)

4. circle

noun. ['ˈsɝːkəl'] ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point.

Synonyms

  • circle of curvature
  • arc
  • osculating circle
  • equator
  • epicycle
  • oval
  • ellipse

Antonyms

  • misfortune
  • good luck
  • success
  • take

5. circle

noun. ['ˈsɝːkəl'] an unofficial association of people or groups.

Synonyms

  • camp
  • Four Hundred
  • social group
  • band
  • confederacy
  • set
  • coterie
  • clique
  • inner circle
  • horsy set
  • pack
  • cohort
  • horsey set
  • company
  • lot
  • party
  • conspiracy
  • ingroup
  • jet set

Antonyms

  • lack
  • young
  • aged
  • good fortune

6. circle

verb. ['ˈsɝːkəl'] travel around something.

Synonyms

  • circle round
  • compass
  • circumambulate
  • revolve around
  • go
  • circumnavigate
  • locomote
  • circle around
  • walk around
  • travel

Antonyms

  • go
  • precede
  • advance
  • rush

7. circle

noun. ['ˈsɝːkəl'] something approximating the shape of a circle.

Synonyms

  • shape

Antonyms

  • descend
  • linger

8. circle

verb. ['ˈsɝːkəl'] move in circles.

Synonyms

  • orb
  • circulate
  • go
  • locomote
  • loop
  • orbit
  • travel
  • revolve
  • troll

Antonyms

  • converge
  • enter
  • hop out
  • stand still

9. circle

noun. ['ˈsɝːkəl'] movement once around a course.

Synonyms

  • lap
  • locomotion
  • circuit
  • lap of honour
  • victory lap
  • travel

Antonyms

  • alignment
  • untie
  • detach
  • disarrange

10. circle

noun. ['ˈsɝːkəl'] any circular or rotating mechanism.

Synonyms

  • disk
  • rotating mechanism
  • round

Antonyms

  • pressurize
  • depressurise
  • pressurise
  • depressurize
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