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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

    coil, helix, whorl, volute

    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

    whorl, genus Helix, coil, volute, helix

    straight, uncoiled

  3. spiralnoun

    a continuously accelerating change in the economy

    coil, helix, whorl, volute

    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

    coil, helix, whorl, volute

    straight, uncoiled

  5. coil, spiral, volute, whorl, helixnoun

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

    "a coil of rope"

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

    straight, uncoiled

  6. spiraladjective

    flying downward in a helical path with a large radius

    coil, helix, whorl, volute

    straight, uncoiled

  7. coiling, helical, spiral, spiraling, volute, voluted, whorled, turbinateverb

    in the shape of a coil

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

    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"

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

    uncoiled, straight

  9. spiralverb

    form a spiral

    "The path spirals up the mountain"

    coil, corkscrew, gyrate

    uncoiled, straight

  10. corkscrew, spiralverb

    move in a spiral or zigzag course

    corkscrew, coil, gyrate

    straight, uncoiled

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spiraladjective

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

  2. spiralnoun

    helix, worm

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spiraladjective

    winding, cochleate, helical, turbinated, helicoid

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "spiral":

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


  1. List of known nicknames for "Spiràl":


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How to use spiral in a sentence?

  1. Vaclav Havel:

    Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point only then can he look beyond it. It is obviously impossible to get around it, jump over it, or simply avoid it.

  2. Bob Corker:

    They are in a downward spiral right now and have got to figure out a way to come to grips with all that's happening, you know the shame of it is there's a really good national security team in place, there's good productive things that are underway through them, and through others. But the chaos that is being created by the lack of discipline is creating an environment that I think — it creates a worrisome environment.

  3. Democratic Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin:

    Most wars, you get this tit-for-tat that goes in this spiral, and then suddenly each side has its back up and you can't back down, and you inadvertently fall into war, i think we are at very high risk of doing right now. So, it's not just about intent. It's our actions mean something beyond our control.

  4. Rob Watts:

    Once aircraft get grounded, and you start to go into that spiral, that's really hard to get out of, you have a proportion of your fleet that's not generating revenue but is still costing you money, so the more aircraft you lose, your revenue falls but your cost doesn't fall in the same manner.

  5. Liz Truss:

    People across the United Kingdom will have heard their energy bills could spiral as high as £6,000 and beyond. Families and businesses were set to be squeezed further by tax rises, i know how hard it is and how worried people have been, so we had to act.

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