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

5 senses of situation

Sense 1
situation, state of affairs -- (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)
       => state -- (the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state")

Sense 2
situation, position -- (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")
       => condition, status -- (a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations")

Sense 3
situation -- (a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple")
       => difficulty -- (a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome; "grappling with financial difficulties")

Sense 4
site, situation -- (physical position in relation to the surroundings; "the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides")
       => position, place -- (the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place")

Sense 5
position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation -- (a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury")
       => occupation, business, job, line of work, line -- (the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business")

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