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situation

[ sich-oo-ey-shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF situation
  • nounplace of activity
  • nouncircumstances, status
  • nounemployment status

Synonyms for situation

  • position
  • bearings
  • direction
  • footing
  • latitude
  • locale
  • locality
  • location
  • locus
  • longitude
  • post
  • seat
  • setting
  • site
  • spot
  • stage
  • station
  • whereabouts
  • where
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His own situation was described as happy as it could be in a foreign land.

You are welcome to all the comfort you can find in your present situation.

But for the knowledge that he was a prisoner, Robert would have enjoyed his present situation.

They had talked afterward so feverishly, as if to forget their situation.

Briefly she outlined the situation to Emma, who had long been her confidante.

He declared that the Government had found, and not made, the situation in Egypt and the Soudan.

It would have taken a man of supernerve to outface that situation.

But as for Will, he was too angry to see the fun of the situation.

Yet the consciousness of my situation does not always make me sad.

Working with God he is always master of the situation as it affects him.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "place, position, or location," from Middle French situation or directly from Medieval Latin situationem (nominative situatio) "a position, situation," noun of action from past participle stem of situare "to place, locate" (see situate). Meaning "state of affairs" is from 1710; meaning "employment post" is from 1803.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SITUATION

appointment

nounjob, position of responsibility
  • appointee
  • assignment
  • berth
  • candidate
  • delegate
  • employment
  • nominee
  • office
  • officeholder
  • place
  • post
  • representative
  • situation
  • station
  • work
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