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Synonyms for spiral
ˈspaɪ rəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spiral(noun)

    a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center

    Synonyms:
    coil, helix, whorl, volute

    Antonyms:
    uncoiled, straight

  2. helix, spiral(noun)

    a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle

    Synonyms:
    whorl, genus Helix, coil, volute, helix

    Antonyms:
    straight, uncoiled

  3. spiral(noun)

    a continuously accelerating change in the economy

    Synonyms:
    coil, helix, whorl, volute

    Antonyms:
    straight, uncoiled

  4. spiral, volute(noun)

    ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center

    Synonyms:
    coil, helix, whorl, volute

    Antonyms:
    straight, uncoiled

  5. coil, spiral, volute, whorl, helix(noun)

    a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops

    "a coil of rope"

    Synonyms:
    lock, genus Helix, gyre, volute, coil, roll, ringlet, helix, curl, scroll, whorl, curlicue

    Antonyms:
    straight, uncoiled

  6. spiral(adj)

    flying downward in a helical path with a large radius

    Synonyms:
    coil, helix, whorl, volute

    Antonyms:
    straight, uncoiled

  7. coiling, helical, spiral, spiraling, volute, voluted, whorled, turbinate(verb)

    in the shape of a coil

    Synonyms:
    coiling, volute, helical, whorled, spiraling, turbinate, verticillated, voluted, verticillate

    Antonyms:
    straight, uncoiled

  8. gyrate, spiral, coil(verb)

    to wind or move in a spiral course

    "the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action"; "black smoke coiling up into the sky"; "the young people gyrated on the dance floor"

    Synonyms:
    hand-build, reel, handbuild, coil, curl, whirl, loop, spin, corkscrew, gyrate, spin around

    Antonyms:
    uncoiled, straight

  9. spiral(verb)

    form a spiral

    "The path spirals up the mountain"

    Synonyms:
    coil, corkscrew, gyrate

    Antonyms:
    uncoiled, straight

  10. corkscrew, spiral(verb)

    move in a spiral or zigzag course

    Synonyms:
    corkscrew, coil, gyrate

    Antonyms:
    straight, uncoiled

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spiral(a.)

    Synonyms:
    winding (like the thread of a screw), cochleary, cochleated, spiry, helical, screw-shaped

  2. spiral(n.)

    Synonyms:
    helix, worm

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spiral(a)

    Synonyms:
    winding, cochleate, helical, turbinated, helicoid

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    spiralling, escalation, swirl, cycle, circle, maelstrom, escalating

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How to say spiral in sign language?

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How to use spiral in a sentence?

  1. Tom Lindsay:

    It’s a hopeless spiral.

  2. Steve Arneson:

    It will spiral on you.

  3. Justice Kennedy:

    The states are being told either create your own exchange or we’ll send your insurance market into a death spiral.

  4. Fawaz Gerges:

    The diplomatic rupture between Saudi Arabia and Iran could easily spiral out of control.

  5. Louistine Hoskin:

    The Justice Department's definitely The Justice Department, unfortunately for most people who are in The Justice Department, they continue to be in a downward spiral because they can't get jobs, they can't do anything, they can't pay the fines.


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