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Synonyms for circumstance
ˈsɜr kəmˌstæns; esp. Brit. -stəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. circumstance(noun)

    a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity

    Synonyms:
    condition, context, setting, consideration

  2. context, circumstance, setting(noun)

    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, consideration(noun)

    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. circumstance(noun)

    formal ceremony about important occasions

    "pomp and circumstance"

    Synonyms:
    condition, context, setting, consideration

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. circumstance(n.)

    Synonyms:
    incident, accident, subsidiary fact

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    circumstances, improvised, situation, fact, circumstantial

How to pronounce circumstance?

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Veena
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How to use circumstance in a sentence?

  1. Trey Gowdy:

    I asked him once, have you ever been stopped in a circumstance when you thought you weren't doing anything wrong. He goes, 'all the time,' i never had to live with that. I don't know what that feels like. Nobody has ever stopped me walking into the Capitol, making sure I was credentialed. If there is a bitterness about it, he keeps it incredibly well concealed.

  2. Bhava Ram:

    When you’re a former type-A male, you don’t want to admit that you’re depressed, that anything’s wrong, which is one reason you medicate more to get away from the reality of your circumstance, you certainly don’t want to show any weakness— that’s one of the obstacles to healing, the inability to really face who you are and what happened.

  3. Martin Van Buren:

    We have seen time gradually dispel every unfavorable foreboding and our Constitution surmount every adverse circumstance dreaded at the outset as beyond control.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Do you know? No condition of life is too bad to become good, better and even the best. Do you also know? No human life as well is too damaged or beyond salvation. Besides, there is an iota or atom of sense right inside every so seemed or called nonsense. Yes of course, because when you remove non from every so called nonsense what remains is sense. Now, that is to say obviously, there is also always something in every nothing. Moreover, that signifies conclusively, your so seemed worst condition or circumstance isn't the worst actually. And your so seemed most miserable life isn't the most miserable in the real sense. For, God can effortlessly make up every so seemed worst condition to become the best. Even the most miserable life right here or out there, can become the most enviable life ever. Yes you heard me right as usual, God can do all that and he will do even more than that. If only you do believe in his abilities and words undoubtedly. For, it is ever meant to be unto anyone according to his or her faith, scripture reference (MATTHEW 9:29). -Emeasoba George

  5. Cheryl Dorsey:

    Where was the Taser? why didn't they deploy a Taser? If they didn't have one on scene, they should have had one with an officer who was responding as backup. What was the urgency? There was no exigent circumstance that the officers could not have waited until a Taser arrived on scene.


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