Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun circumstance

4 senses of circumstance

Sense 1
circumstance -- (a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity)
       => condition, status -- (a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations")

Sense 2
context, circumstance, setting -- (the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event; "the historical context")
       => environment -- (the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room")

Sense 3
circumstance, condition, consideration -- (information that should be kept in mind when making a decision; "another consideration is the time it would take")
       => information -- (knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction)

Sense 4
circumstance -- (formal ceremony about important occasions; "pomp and circumstance")
       => ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance -- (a formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor")

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