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Synonyms for circumstance
ˈsɜr kəmˌstæns; esp. Brit. -stənscir·cum·stance

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. circumstance

    A circumstance (Latin circum, around, and sto, stand), is something existing or occurring in connection with or relation to some other fact or event, modifying or throwing light upon the principal matter without affecting its essential character; an accompaniment is something that unites with the principal matter, tho not necessary to it; as, the piano accompaniment to a song; a concomitant goes with a thing in natural connection, but in a subordinate capacity, or perhaps in contrast; as, cheerfulness is a concomitant of virtue. A circumstance is not strictly, nor usually, an occasion, condition, effect, or result. (See these words under CAUSE.) Nor is the circumstance properly an incident. (See under ACCIDENT.) We say, "My decision will depend upon circumstances" — not "upon incidents." That a man wore a blue necktie would not probably be the cause, occasion, condition, or concomitant of his committing murder; but it might be a very important circumstance in identifying him as the murderer. All the circumstances make up the situation. A certain disease is the cause of a man's death; his suffering is an incident; that he is in his own home, that he has good medical attendance, careful nursing, etc., are consolatory circumstances. With the same idea of subordination, we often say, "This is not a circumstance to that." So a person is said to be in easy circumstances. Compare EVENT.

    Synonyms:
    accompaniment, concomitant, detail, event, fact, feature, incident, item, occurrence, particular, point, position, situation

    Preposition:
    "Mere situation is expressed by 'in the circumstances'; action affected is performed 'under the circumstances.'" [Murray's "New English Dictionary"]

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. circumstance

    Synonyms:
    detail, feature, point, event, occurrence, incident, situation, position, fact, topic, condition, particular, specialty

    Antonyms:
    deed, case, transaction

Princeton's WordNet

  1. circumstancenoun

    a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity

    Synonyms:
    condition, context, setting, consideration

  2. context, circumstance, settingnoun

    the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event

    "the historical context"

    Synonyms:
    context of use, setting, background, stage setting, mount, scope, mise en scene, linguistic context, consideration, context, scene, place setting, condition

  3. circumstance, condition, considerationnoun

    information that should be kept in mind when making a decision

    "another consideration is the time it would take"

    Synonyms:
    condition, retainer, setting, shape, status, precondition, thoughtfulness, term, consideration, context, considerateness, experimental condition, stipulation

  4. circumstancenoun

    formal ceremony about important occasions

    "pomp and circumstance"

    Synonyms:
    condition, context, setting, consideration

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. circumstancenoun

    Synonyms:
    incident, accident, subsidiary fact

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "circumstance":

    circumstances, improvised, situation, fact, circumstantial

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How to use circumstance in a sentence?

  1. Dirk Nowitzki:

    What I did not want to happen under any circumstance was to say goodbye and be sitting at home, thinking 'damn, you would really like to play now. Why did you do this', but my body was not good. To be honest my foot where I had surgery last year was not well throughout the year. I knew it would not be getting any better.

  2. Russ Easter:

    I'm not aware of any circumstance like that.

  3. Defense Policy John Venable:

    The complications associated with establishing a no-fly zone are enormous and would involve more risk than NATO or the US would accept under almost any circumstance.

  4. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe:

    As you know, senator, the work of the men and women of the FBI continues despite any changes in circumstance, any decisions, so there has been no effort to impede our investigation to date, simply put, sir, you cannot stop the men and women of the FBI from doing the right thing, protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution.

  5. RVM:

    It's not Circumstance. It's not Chance. It's the Choice we make that determines the Destiny of Life. -RVM


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