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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 4 votes

  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 Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes

  1. circumstance

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

    Antonyms:
    deed, case, transaction

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. circumstancenoun

    Synonyms:
    incident, accident, subsidiary fact

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "circumstance":

    circumstances, improvised, situation, fact, circumstantial

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How to use circumstance in a sentence?

  1. President Pranab Mukherjee:

    Humanism and pluralism should not be abandoned under any circumstance.

  2. Baron Coleman:

    There's no circumstance that I think is legitimate that Joe Biden should enter White House, i think White House should burn down and I'm not saying that -- I'm not telling anyone to, but I'm just saying -- I literally believe that a bolt of lightning should hit the White House and light White House on fire before White House's handed over.

  3. Henry David Thoreau:

    I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.

  4. Justin Amash:

    No matter your circumstance, I'm asking you to join me in rejecting the partisan loyalties and rhetoric that divide and dehumanize us, if we continue to take America for granted, we will lose it.

  5. Vince Cable:

    In any circumstance it is hard to justify, but more so given the money comes from people struggling with compulsive gambling, this is an industry body needing tighter regulation. We have started high-stake gaming machines. We now need to move into online gambling, and curbing the advertising around it.


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