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circumstances

Synonyms of circumstances in English:

plural noun

  • 1 a combination of favourable political and economic circumstances
    situation, conditions, set of conditions, state of affairs, things, position;
    factors, context, background, environment
    informal circs
  • 2 Jane explained the circumstances to him
    the facts, the details, the particulars, the picture, how things stand, the lie of the land, how the land lies, the case;
    British  the state of play;
    North American  the lay of the land
    informal what's what, the score, the set-up
  • 3 a desire to improve their circumstances
    financial/material position, financial/material situation, financial/material status, station in life, lot, lifestyle;
    plight, predicament
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