Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun merry-go-round

2 senses of merry-go-round

Sense 1
merry-go-round -- (a never-ending cycle of activities and events (especially when they seem to have little purpose); "if we lose the election the whole legislative merry-go-round will have to start over")
       => cycle -- (a periodically repeated sequence of events; "a cycle of reprisal and retaliation")

Sense 2
carousel, carrousel, merry-go-round, roundabout, whirligig -- (a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement)
       => ride -- (a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement)

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