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

2 senses of circumstances

Sense 1
fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portion -- (your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); "whatever my fortune may be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success that was her portion")
       => condition -- (a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing; "the human condition")

Sense 2
circumstances -- (a person's financial situation (good or bad); "he found himself in straitened circumstances")
       => possession -- (anything owned or possessed)

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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