Pronunciation of Situation
/sˌɪt͡ʃuːˈe͡ɪʃən/, /sˌɪt‍ʃuːˈe‍ɪʃən/, /s_ˌɪ_tʃ_uː_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n/

Synonyms for situation:

Sense 1

gig, milieu, the status quo, eventuality, climate, backdrop, irony, pros and cons, melting pot, encounter, state of play, dimension, scope, organization, palimpsest, extenuating circumstances.

Sense 2

dynamic, contingency, circumstances, matter, orientation, experience, thing, life history, pressure, slot, taste, deal, kaleidoscope, seedbed, stage, estate, background, context.

Sense 3

development, picture, equation, water, consideration, cause.

Sense 4

front, time, go, history, matrix, footing, case, world.

Sense 5

bearing, appointment, way, ground, proposition.

Sense 6


Sense 7








Other synonyms and related words:

pip, dapple, lay, spotlight, water, agency, seat, contingency, organization, item, smirch, estate, web site, office, fact, mail service, picture, history, slot, home, irony, slip, daub, locating, blot, plight, scope, capacity, government agency, orientation, case, rank, climate, gig, milieu, touch, point, role, attitude, echelon, positioning, proposition, mooring, part, state of affairs, posture, office staff, billet, circumstances, blank space, authority, side, perspective, berth, moorage, stance, reach, space, smear, speckle, way, experience, detail, power, deal, stead, spatial relation, degree, background, world, topographic point, smudge, context, footing, postal service, instance, view, stake, bearing, connection, maculation, piazza, thing, plaza, bit, military post, military position, ranking, slur, fleck, development, land site, business office, line, function, particular, go, stratum, stage, note, seedbed, federal agency, bureau, lieu, shoes, bunk, matter, palimpsest, mail, appointment, consideration, order, patch, stain.

Sense 1 (noun)

climate, context, background.

Sense 2 (noun)


Sense 3 (noun)

bearing, orientation.

Sense 4 (noun)


Sense 6 (noun)

gig, slot, appointment.

business (noun)

corporation, barter, commerce, assignment, commission, livelihood, selling, holding, calling, station, affair, occupation, company, retailing, vocation, service, firm, business, market, proprietorship, activity, career, labor, merchant, practice, management, partnership, venture, posting, negotiation, consortium, employment, trade, busy work, establishment, exchange, enterprise, position, profession, job, concern, specialty, industry, interest, transaction.

circumstance (noun)

happening, occasion, moment, incidence, occurrence, basis, event, milestone, cardinal point, conjuncture, episode, instant, landmark, juncture.

circumstances (noun)


circumstances, status (noun)

case, place, capacity, mode, state, state of affairs, plight, rank, standing, posture, condition, picture, scene.

condition (noun)

state of affairs.

employment status (noun)

connection, job, employment, office, placement, berth, profession, appointment, trade, billet.

location (noun)

locus, place, emplacement.

occurrence (noun)

news, reality, incident.

place of activity (noun)

position, seat, post, site, spot, location, stage, footing, station, locus.

rank (noun)


situation (noun)

formation, spot, berth, mode, disposition, aspect, modality, arrangement, placement, location, property, circumstance, state, office, position, post, quality, site, standing, ambience, scene, environment, configuration, state of affairs, layout, condition, place, status, style.

social status (noun)


state (noun)

position, state of affairs.

order (verb)


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