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Synonyms for situation
ˌsɪtʃ uˈeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. situation, state of affairs(noun)

    the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

    "the present international situation is dangerous"; "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about"; "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt

    Synonyms:
    position, spot, site, state of affairs, post, office, berth, billet, place

  2. situation, position(noun)

    a condition or position in which you find yourself

    "the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils"; "found herself in a very fortunate situation"

    Synonyms:
    locating, stead, view, location, post, placement, side, status, place, emplacement, site, attitude, state of affairs, posture, stance, spot, perspective, position, office, spatial relation, lieu, positioning, military position, berth, billet

  3. situation(noun)

    a complex or critical or unusual difficulty

    "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"

    Synonyms:
    position, spot, site, state of affairs, post, office, berth, billet, place

  4. site, situation(noun)

    physical position in relation to the surroundings

    "the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides"

    Synonyms:
    internet site, web site, position, land site, spot, state of affairs, post, office, site, berth, billet, website, place

  5. position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation(noun)

    a job in an organization

    "he occupied a post in the treasury"

    Synonyms:
    stance, state of affairs, touch, billet, short letter, berth, seat, lieu, place, spot, perspective, locating, mail, bureau, authority, role, home, station, function, view, post, plaza, property, piazza, mooring, spotlight, topographic point, point, mail service, part, note, position, spatial relation, bunk, power, dapple, speckle, status, positioning, government agency, fleck, agency, blank space, posture, smear, moorage, site, slip, business office, slur, military position, maculation, attitude, daub, placement, bit, smudge, line, emplacement, space, stead, postal service, smirch, office staff, side, location, office, stain, federal agency, pip, stake, built in bed, military post, shoes, patch, blot

Wiktionary

  1. situation(noun)

    The combination of circumstances at a given moment; a state of affairs.

    Synonyms:
    set up, condition

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. situation

    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, circumstance, concomitant, detail, event, fact, feature, incident, item, occurrence, particular, point, position

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. situation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    place, locality, station, location, site, position, seat, ground, spot

  2. situation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    condition, state, plight, case, predicament, category, circumstances

  3. situation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    post, station, office, BERTH, employment

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. situation(n)

    Synonyms:
    position, place, post, employment, job, location, site, station, position, circumstance, condition, plight, predicament, exigency

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How to use situation in a sentence?

  1. Rick Snyder:

    Our first priority is protecting the safety of our residents, given the terrible situation in Paris, I've directed that we put on hold our efforts to accept new refugees until the U.S. Department of Homeland Security completes a full review of security clearances and procedures.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    You had the president of one party nominating, and you had the Senate in the hands of the other party. A situation where you've got Read MoreSenate conservatives both would be different. I don't want to speculate, but I think appointing judges is a high priority for me in 2020.

  3. Vaclav Havel:

    We are the first atheistic and global, all-embracing civilization. You cannot tell whether you are sitting at an airport in Hong Kong or in a hotel in Alaska. Everything is instrumentalized, subjected to a short-term purpose. It is quite possible that in such a situation any sense of a deeper meaning gets lost.”

  4. David Bumbaca:

    Now I don't know how long my love of this land will hold out. I'm thinking more about selling and moving away than investing at this point, it's not a good situation for my family, and these things weigh on you.

  5. John Hyten:

    And if it’s illegal, guess what’s going to happen? I‘m going to say, ‘Mr. President, that’s illegal.’ And guess what he’s going to do? He’s going to say, ‘What would be legal?’ And we’ll come up with options, of a mix of capabilities to respond to whatever the situation is, and that’s the way it works. It’s not that complicated.


Translations for situation

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  • حَالَة, مَوْقِع, حالةArabic
  • хәл, урын, торош, урынлашыуBashkir
  • месцазнахо́джаннеBelarusian
  • পরিস্থিতিBengali
  • situace, poloha, místoCzech
  • Situation, Lage, Platz, Zustand, Stellung, OrtGerman
  • κατάσταση, θέση, τοποθεσίαGreek
  • nivel, localización, estado, puesto, situación, ubicaciónSpanish
  • موقعیت, وضعیتPersian
  • tilanne, olot, olosuhteet, tehtävä, sijainti, asema, työpaikkaFinnish
  • localisation, situation, emploi, poste, lieuFrench
  • suidheachadhScottish Gaelic
  • מיקום, מצבHebrew
  • állás, helyzet, körülmények, viszonyok, hely, fekvés, munkaalkalomHungarian
  • 情況, 状況, 場所, 状態, 情勢, 境遇, 位置Japanese
  • სიტუაციაGeorgian
  • 위치, 상황, 상태, 장소Korean
  • stāvoklis, situācijaLatvian
  • situatieDutch
  • pozycja, położenie, sytuacjaPolish
  • posição, situação, localizaçãoPortuguese
  • posturi, poziție, stare, etapă, situație, stadiu, situare, localizare, postRomanian
  • ситуа́ция, местоположе́ние, пози́ция, состоя́ние, положе́ние, расположе́ние, обстано́вка, до́лжность, местонахожде́ниеRussian
  • situation, läge, plats, ställning, tjänst, anställning, placering, statusSwedish
  • స్థితి, పరిస్థితిTelugu
  • สถานการณ์Thai
  • розташува́ння, пос́ада, стан, ситуа́ція, поло́ження, обстано́вка, місцеполо́женняUkrainian
  • địa điểm, vị tríVietnamese
  • 情況Chinese

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