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synonyms for circumstantial

  • coincidental
  • inconclusive
  • indirect
  • amplified
  • concomitant
  • concurrent
  • conjectural
  • contingent
  • detailed
  • environmental
  • fortuitous
  • inferential
  • presumptive
  • provisional
  • uncertain
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antonyms for circumstantial

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  • direct
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How to use circumstantial in a sentence

We can’t see through Venus’ thick clouds, but thanks to a vast amount of circumstantial evidence scientists think it’s almost certainly still erupting.
RUMBLES ON MARS RAISE HOPES OF UNDERGROUND MAGMA FLOWSROBIN GEORGE ANDREWSFEBRUARY 1, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
There are several pieces of circumstantial evidence leading scientists to suspect that our solar system suffered a dynamical instability, an event during which the giant planets’ orbits changed in sudden, dramatic fashion.
THE SIGHT OF JUPITER AND SATURN TOGETHER IS A BEAUTIFUL THING - FACTS SO ROMANTICSEAN RAYMOND & SEBASTIAAN KRIJTDECEMBER 21, 2020NAUTILUS
While the NYPD declined to comment on specific incidents, a spokesperson said cases often have “important circumstantial distinctions.”
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE WHEN THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE COMMISSIONER HAS “UNCHECKED POWER” OVER OFFICER DISCIPLINEBY MOLLIE SIMON, LENA V. GROEGER, ERIC UMANSKY AND ADRIANA GALLARDODECEMBER 11, 2020PROPUBLICA
While there is a demand for quality supply in the region, it’s circumstantial and client-specific, said Niou, some clients are looking for the most cost-effective way of reaching people in a region where the CPMs are relatively low.
‘WE’RE ABOUT HIRING JOURNALISTS’: INSIDER INC. LAUNCHES THIRD GLOBAL NEWS HUB IN SINGAPORELUCINDA SOUTHERNSEPTEMBER 17, 2020DIGIDAY
All of which offers some evidence—circumstantial, at least—that to strongly fused individuals, there is something viscerally threatening about being exposed to opposing political ideas.
THE ANONYMOUS CULTURE COPS OF THE INTERNET - FACTS SO ROMANTICJESSE SINGALAUGUST 12, 2020NAUTILUS
These stories by a round-about way, gathering in circumstantial detail as they travelled, had reached his sister.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
While a jury might refuse to convict on circumstantial evidence a detective is not so deterred.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
Circumstantial evidence backed by a confession that checks on all angles is about all any jury needs to be convinced of guilt.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
I have known you for a long time, and possess the most circumstantial details about the plans you were devising.
THE BORDER RIFLESGUSTAVE AIMARD
A public meeting was convened, and Moffat gave a circumstantial account of the information he had gathered.
ROBERT MOFFATDAVID J. DEANE
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WORDS RELATED TO CIRCUMSTANTIAL

  • casual
  • chance
  • circumstantial
  • fluky
  • fortuitous
  • incidental
  • unintentional
  • unplanned
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