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situation

Synonyms of situation in English:

noun

  • 1 the club's financial situation had deteriorated
    circumstances, set of circumstances, state of affairs, affairs, state, condition, case;
    predicament, plight
    informalkettle of fish, ball game
  • 2 have a drink—it'll give me a chance to fill you in on the situation
    the facts, the picture, how things stand, the lie of the land, what's going on;
    British the state of play;
    North American the lay of the land
    informalwhat's what, the score, the set-up
  • 3 the hotel enjoys a pleasant situation on the south bank of the River Swale
    setting, environment
    Australian/New Zealand informalpossy
    technicallocus
  • 4 he had recently been offered a situation in America
    informalberth
    Australian informalgrip
    archaicemploy
  • 5 archaic he was much above my sister's situation in life
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