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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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Example sentences of the word vicious-cycle


1. Noun Phrase
This vicious cycle strikes fear into the heart of any short seller.

2. Noun Phrase
This can create a vicious cycle and damage your credit rating.

3. Noun Phrase
That is, until you eventually gain it back and the vicious cycle continues.

2. vicious

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

Synonyms

  • evil

Antonyms

  • nonviolent
  • legal

Etymology

  • vicious (Anglo-Norman)

3. cycle

noun. ['ˈsaɪkəl'] an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs.

Synonyms

  • time interval
  • phase
  • phase angle
  • interval
  • round

Antonyms

  • forbid
  • invalidate
  • disapprove
  • disallow

Etymology

  • cyclus (Latin)
  • κύκλος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. cycle

noun. ['ˈsaɪkəl'] a periodically repeated sequence of events.

Synonyms

  • repeat
  • merry-go-round
  • samsara

Antonyms

  • unchain
  • unfasten
  • disarrange
  • deceleration

Etymology

  • cyclus (Latin)
  • κύκλος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. cycle

noun. ['ˈsaɪkəl'] a series of poems or songs on the same theme.

Antonyms

  • upgrade

Etymology

  • cyclus (Latin)
  • κύκλος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

6. cycle

noun. ['ˈsaɪkəl'] a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon.

Synonyms

  • oscillation
  • cardiac cycle
  • Carnot cycle
  • Carnot's ideal cycle
  • menstrual cycle
  • periodic event
  • recurrent event

Antonyms

  • unburden
  • detach
  • unsaddle
  • open chain

Etymology

  • cyclus (Latin)
  • κύκλος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

7. cycle

verb. ['ˈsaɪkəl'] pass through a cycle.

Synonyms

  • pass
  • go through
  • go across

Antonyms

  • closed interval
  • open interval
  • square
  • angular

Etymology

  • cyclus (Latin)
  • κύκλος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

8. cycle

noun. ['ˈsaɪkəl'] the unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second.

Synonyms

  • kilohertz
  • kilocycle
  • hertz
  • Hz
  • cycles/second
  • kHz
  • kilocycle per second
  • kc
  • cps
  • rate

Antonyms

  • keep down
  • dematerialize
  • dematerialise
  • be born

Etymology

  • cyclus (Latin)
  • κύκλος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

9. cycle

verb. ['ˈsaɪkəl'] cause to go through a recurring sequence.

Synonyms

  • make pass
  • pass

Antonyms

  • top
  • bottom
  • thin

Etymology

  • cyclus (Latin)
  • κύκλος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

10. cycle

noun. ['ˈsaɪkəl'] a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals.

Synonyms

  • bicycle wheel
  • velocipede
  • safety bike
  • ordinary
  • sprocket wheel
  • pedal
  • push-bike
  • tandem
  • splash guard
  • saddle
  • handlebar
  • splash-guard
  • wheeled vehicle
  • bicycle seat
  • sprocket
  • mountain bike
  • bicycle-built-for-two
  • kickstand
  • off-roader
  • tandem bicycle
  • safety bicycle
  • foot pedal
  • bicycle
  • ordinary bicycle
  • chain
  • foot lever
  • coaster brake
  • treadle
  • mudguard
  • all-terrain bike
  • bike

Antonyms

  • unusual
  • uncommon
  • extraordinariness
  • extraordinary

Etymology

  • cyclus (Latin)
  • κύκλος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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