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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kris-uh-lis]
    • /ˈkrɪs ə lɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kris-uh-lis]
    • /ˈkrɪs ə lɪs/

Definitions of chrysalides word

  • noun plural chrysalides the hard-shelled pupa of a moth or butterfly; an obtect pupa. 1
  • noun chrysalides plural of chrysalis. 0

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Origin of chrysalides

First appearance:

before 1650
One of the 45% oldest English words
1650-60; < Latin chrȳsalis < Greek chrȳsallís, equivalent to chrȳs- chrys- + -allis suffix, probably with diminutive value

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chrysalides popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for chrysalides

noun chrysalides

  • advancement — Advancement is progress in your job or in your social position.
  • improvement — an act of improving or the state of being improved.
  • increase — to make greater, as in number, size, strength, or quality; augment; add to: to increase taxes.
  • progress — a movement toward a goal or to a further or higher stage: the progress of a student toward a degree.
  • maturity — the state of being mature; ripeness: The fruit will reach maturity in a few days.

Antonyms for chrysalides

noun chrysalides

  • decrease — When something decreases or when you decrease it, it becomes less in quantity, size, or intensity.
  • halt — to falter, as in speech, reasoning, etc.; be hesitant; stumble.
  • stoppage — an act or instance of stopping; cessation of activity: the stoppage of all work at the factory.
  • lessening — to become less.
  • reduction — the act of reducing or the state of being reduced.

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