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cir·cum·stance

circumstance

 
 
pronunciation:
suhr km staens
phrases:
under no circumstances, under the circumstances
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a condition or fact connected with or having an effect on an event or situation.
Bad weather was a circumstance we didn't think about when planning the picnic.
synonyms:
condition, detail, incident
similar words:
business, fact, factor, occurrence, particular, thing
definition 2: a situation made up of various factors that affect one.
Let's say you saw your friend cheating on a test; what would you do in that circumstance?You were desperate and had no other choice; I would have done the same thing as you in that circumstance.
definition 3: (plural) the factors that have an impact on a situation and are beyond one's control.
We shouldn't judge her, because her circumstances are so different from ours.
synonyms:
condition, situation
similar words:
chance, destiny, fate, place
phrase: under no circumstances, under the circumstances
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