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vicious circles

noun
variants: also vicious cycles
plural of vicious circle

Synonyms of vicious circles

a repeating situation or condition in which one problem causes another problem that makes the first problem worse
  • We're trapped in a vicious circle of needing to borrow money in order to pay debts.

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“Vicious circles.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/vicious%20circles. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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