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Synonyms for circus
ˈsɜr kəscir·cus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. circusnoun

    a travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals

    "he ran away from home to join the circus"

    Synonyms:
    carnival, genus Circus

  2. circusnoun

    a performance given by a traveling company of acrobats, clowns, and trained animals

    "the children always love to go to the circus"

    Synonyms:
    carnival, genus Circus

  3. circus, carnivalnoun

    a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment

    "it was so funny it was a circus"; "the whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere"

    Synonyms:
    fair, funfair, carnival, genus Circus

  4. circusnoun

    (antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games

    Synonyms:
    carnival, genus Circus

  5. circusnoun

    an arena consisting of an oval or circular area enclosed by tiers of seats and usually covered by a tent

    "they used the elephants to help put up the circus"

    Synonyms:
    carnival, genus Circus

  6. Circus, genus Circusnoun

    a genus of haws comprising the harriers

    Synonyms:
    carnival, genus Circus

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "circus":

    cirque, circo, sideshow, madhouse, carnival, builshit

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#8321carnival
#9600circus
#20721cirque
#30320sideshow
#74005madhouse
#87927circo
#154627funfair

How to use circus in a sentence?

  1. Tim Holan:

    Everything was measured within a half inch so it would fit in the cars. The circus is a model of efficiency.

  2. Peter Navarro:

    For the good of the country, this anonymous sourcing circus must stop. In a haste to scoop their competition, too many reporters are running the very real risk of getting played, getting it wrong, and hurting this country.

  3. Kedron Bardwell:

    That was really, really smart because most candidates aren't doing events where the candidate isn't the highlight but a side detail, it burnishes his credentials as unconventional and focuses on value issues and family and he did it in a way that is nonthreatening. It was almost like a circus.

  4. Mary Ann Rogers:

    Instead of it being a circus of zingers and one-liners, we'll hopefully have a stage of people who want to be respectful of each other and really want to discuss the issues, so if there aren't enough debates, there's not enough time to decide. It's too important an election to just leave it to chance.

  5. Chuck Grassley:

    We have done it because we want to depoliticize the whole process like the Democrats politicized the Anita Hill thing, the whole purpose is to create an environment where it is what Christine Blasey Ford has asked for -- it be professional and not be a circus. That's what we're up to.

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