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Synonyms for situationˌsɪtʃ uˈeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. situation, state of affairs(noun)

    the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

    Synonyms:
    position, spot, site, state of affairs, post, office, situation, berth, billet, place

  2. situation, position(noun)

    a condition or position in which you find yourself

    Synonyms:
    locating, stead, view, location, post, placement, side, status, place, emplacement, site, attitude, state of affairs, posture, stance, spot, perspective, position, office, spatial relation, lieu, positioning, military position, situation, berth, billet

  3. situation(noun)

    a complex or critical or unusual difficulty

    Synonyms:
    position, spot, site, state of affairs, post, office, berth, billet, place

  4. site, situation(noun)

    physical position in relation to the surroundings

    Synonyms:
    internet site, web site, position, land site, spot, state of affairs, post, office, situation, site, berth, billet, website, place

  5. position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation(noun)

    a job in an organization

    Synonyms:
    stance, state of affairs, touch, billet, short letter, berth, seat, lieu, place, spot, perspective, locating, mail, bureau, authority, role, home, station, function, view, post, plaza, property, piazza, mooring, spotlight, topographic point, point, mail service, part, note, position, spatial relation, bunk, power, dapple, speckle, status, positioning, government agency, fleck, agency, blank space, posture, smear, moorage, site, slip, business office, slur, military position, maculation, attitude, daub, placement, bit, smudge, line, emplacement, space, stead, postal service, smirch, office staff, situation, side, location, office, stain, federal agency, pip, stake, built in bed, military post, shoes, patch, blot

Wiktionary

  1. situation(noun)

    The combination of circumstances at a given moment; a state of affairs.

    Synonyms:
    set up, condition

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. situation

    A circumstance (Latin circum, around, and sto, stand), is something existing or occurring in connection with or relation to some other fact or event, modifying or throwing light upon the principal matter without affecting its essential character; an accompaniment is something that unites with the principal matter, tho not necessary to it; as, the piano accompaniment to a song; a concomitant goes with a thing in natural connection, but in a subordinate capacity, or perhaps in contrast; as, cheerfulness is a concomitant of virtue. A circumstance is not strictly, nor usually, an occasion, condition, effect, or result. (See these words under CAUSE.) Nor is the circumstance properly an incident. (See under ACCIDENT.) We say, "My decision will depend upon circumstances" — not "upon incidents." That a man wore a blue necktie would not probably be the cause, occasion, condition, or concomitant of his committing murder; but it might be a very important circumstance in identifying him as the murderer. All the circumstances make up the situation. A certain disease is the cause of a man's death; his suffering is an incident; that he is in his own home, that he has good medical attendance, careful nursing, etc., are consolatory circumstances. With the same idea of subordination, we often say, "This is not a circumstance to that." So a person is said to be in easy circumstances. Compare EVENT.

    Synonyms:
    accompaniment, circumstance, concomitant, detail, event, fact, feature, incident, item, occurrence, particular, point, position

    Preposition:
    "Mere situation is expressed by 'in the circumstances'; action affected is performed 'under the circumstances.'" [Murray's "New English Dictionary"]

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. situation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    place, locality, station, location, site, position, seat, ground, spot

  2. situation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    condition, state, plight, case, predicament, category, circumstances

  3. situation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    post, station, office, BERTH, employment


Translations for situation

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • حَالَة, مَوْقِع, حالةArabic
  • хәл, урын, торош, урынлашыуBashkir
  • месцазнахо́джаннеBelarusian
  • পরিস্থিতিBengali
  • situace, poloha, místoCzech
  • Situation, Lage, Platz, Zustand, Stellung, OrtGerman
  • κατάσταση, θέση, τοποθεσίαGreek
  • nivel, localización, estado, puesto, situación, ubicaciónSpanish
  • موقعیت, وضعیتPersian
  • tilanne, olot, olosuhteet, tehtävä, sijainti, asema, työpaikkaFinnish
  • localisation, situation, emploi, poste, lieuFrench
  • suidheachadhScottish Gaelic
  • מיקום, מצבHebrew
  • állás, helyzet, körülmények, viszonyok, hely, fekvés, munkaalkalomHungarian
  • 情況, 状況, 場所, 状態, 情勢, 境遇, 位置Japanese
  • სიტუაციაGeorgian
  • 위치, 상황, 상태, 장소Korean
  • stāvoklis, situācijaLatvian
  • situatieDutch
  • pozycja, położenie, sytuacjaPolish
  • posição, situação, localizaçãoPortuguese
  • posturi, poziție, stare, etapă, situație, stadiu, situare, localizare, postRomanian
  • ситуа́ция, местоположе́ние, пози́ция, состоя́ние, положе́ние, расположе́ние, обстано́вка, до́лжность, местонахожде́ниеRussian
  • situation, läge, plats, ställning, tjänst, anställning, placering, statusSwedish
  • స్థితి, పరిస్థితిTelugu
  • สถานการณ์Thai
  • розташува́ння, пос́ада, стан, ситуа́ція, поло́ження, обстано́вка, місцеполо́женняUkrainian
  • địa điểm, vị tríVietnamese

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