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Synonyms for spiral
ˈspaɪ rəlspi·ral

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spiralnoun

    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, spiralnoun

    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. spiralnoun

    a continuously accelerating change in the economy

    Synonyms:
    coil, helix, whorl, volute

    Antonyms:
    straight, uncoiled

  4. spiral, volutenoun

    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, helixnoun

    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. spiraladjective

    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, turbinateverb

    in the shape of a coil

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

    Antonyms:
    straight, uncoiled

  8. gyrate, spiral, coilverb

    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. spiralverb

    form a spiral

    "The path spirals up the mountain"

    Synonyms:
    coil, corkscrew, gyrate

    Antonyms:
    uncoiled, straight

  10. corkscrew, spiralverb

    move in a spiral or zigzag course

    Synonyms:
    corkscrew, coil, gyrate

    Antonyms:
    straight, uncoiled

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spiraladjective

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

  2. spiralnoun

    Synonyms:
    helix, worm

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spiraladjective

    Synonyms:
    winding, cochleate, helical, turbinated, helicoid

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "spiral":

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

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Spiràl":

    Spiral

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How to use spiral in a sentence?

  1. The Belgian central bank chief:

    In this context, the purchase of sovereign bonds could prove to be an effective tool, since the beginning of 2014, we have systematically underestimated deflationary effects...if we were to find ourselves at the beginning of next year with negative inflation and fall into a deflationary spiral, the effects on the behavior of households and businesses could be very negative.

  2. Justice Kennedy:

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

  3. Melissa Braverman:

    I wouldn't be here today if they hadn't stepped in when I was in my downward spiral.

  4. Kenneth Anderson:

    The expectation is certainly not that it will cause a death spiral, but that they will meet it and to ensure that they are being careful about how they manage their liquidity.

  5. Charles Whall:

    More importantly, these (dividend) levels will keep the pressure on the majors to prioritise projects and not to fuel another OFS (oil field service) inflation spiral, a focus on returns rather than growth should allow these companies to outperform in what is likely a low-growth world.

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