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[ kuh n-dish-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF conditions

Synonyms for conditions

  • circumstances
  • setting
  • surrounding
  • surroundings
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To my mind, under the conditions I have referred to, such could not fail to be the case.

We will be upon no conditions with him, nor will you be allowed to be upon any.

He will paint the same scene under a dozen conditions of light.

The conditions are appalling, but, according to the custom of the country, they are "moral."

I had to get mentally into harmony with the people and conditions I found about me.

Its conditions are gloomier, and it consorts more easily with gloom.

But the conditions are the only natural possibilities of entrance.

All sorts and conditions of men talk of it in superlatives; but that does not help us much.

The novice should not attempt a glide unless the conditions are just right.

The popular ballads have passed away with the conditions which produced them.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., condicioun, from Old French condicion "stipulation, state, behavior, social status" (12c., Modern French condition), from Latin condicionem (nominative condicio) "agreement, situation," from condicere "to speak with, talk together," from com- "together" (see com-) + dicere "to speak" (see diction). Evolution of meaning through "stipulation, condition," to "situation, mode of being."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONDITIONS

climate

nounweather of region

environment

nounsurroundings, atmosphere
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