Simple Definition of vicious circle
: a repeating situation or condition in which one problem causes another problem that makes the first problem worse
Full Definition of vicious circle
1 : an argument or definition that begs the question
2 : a chain of events in which the response to one difficulty creates a new problem that aggravates the original difficulty —called also vicious cycle
Examples of vicious circle
We're trapped in a vicious circle.
First Known Use of vicious circle
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