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1. situation

noun. ['ˌsɪtʃuːˈeɪʃən'] the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time.

Synonyms

  • circumstances
  • state of affairs
  • affairs
  • state
  • condition
  • case
  • ballgame
  • sitch
  • size
  • intestacy
  • complication
  • disequilibrium
  • acceptance
  • thing
  • exclusion
  • scene
  • element
  • picture
  • fishbowl
  • equilibrium
  • challenge
  • fish bowl
  • prison house
  • square one
  • childlessness
  • inclusion
  • environment
  • absurd
  • rejection
  • prison
  • goldfish bowl
  • new ballgame
  • status quo
  • crowding
  • hotbed
  • the absurd

Antonyms

  • disequilibrium
  • acceptance
  • equilibrium
  • inclusion
  • rejection

Etymology

  • situation (French)
  • situatio (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Situation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Example sentences of the word situation


1. Noun, singular or mass
See if you can find something the customer would enjoy or a situation that would benefit the customer.

Quotes containing the word situation


1. Humor can alter any situation and help us cope at the very instant we are laughing.
- Allen Klein

2. Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
- Fran Lebowitz

3. One question about a joke is, how well is the strangeness of the situation resolved? At 'The New Yorker', we retain a lot of incongruity, tapping the playful part of the mind - Monty Python-type stuff. We also try to use humor as a vehicle for communicating ideas. Not editorial comment, but observation.
- Robert Mankoff

2. situation

noun. ['ˌsɪtʃuːˈeɪʃən'] a condition or position in which you find yourself.

Synonyms

  • place
  • soup
  • shoes
  • condition
  • status
  • poverty trap
  • position
  • stymy

Antonyms

  • dethrone
  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize
  • subordinate

Etymology

  • situation (French)
  • situatio (Latin)

3. situation

noun. ['ˌsɪtʃuːˈeɪʃən'] physical position in relation to the surroundings.

Synonyms

  • epitope
  • antigenic determinant
  • place
  • restriction site
  • locus of infection
  • site
  • locus
  • determinant
  • close quarters
  • position

Antonyms

  • human
  • nonhuman
  • inactivity
  • divest

Etymology

  • situation (French)
  • situatio (Latin)

4. situation

noun. ['ˌsɪtʃuːˈeɪʃən'] a complex or critical or unusual difficulty.

Synonyms

  • hot potato
  • deadlock
  • imbroglio
  • hornets' nest
  • impasse
  • difficulty
  • stalemate
  • pass
  • crunch
  • Mexican standoff
  • time bomb
  • ticking bomb
  • embroilment
  • hornet's nest
  • conflict of interest
  • urgency
  • strait
  • tinderbox
  • how-do-you-do
  • quicksand
  • purgatory
  • nightmare
  • swamp
  • standstill
  • how-d'ye-do
  • dead end
  • straits
  • incubus
  • no-win situation

Antonyms

  • middle-class
  • low status
  • dominant
  • lower-class

Etymology

  • situation (French)
  • situatio (Latin)

5. situation

noun. ['ˌsɪtʃuːˈeɪʃən'] a job in an organization.

Synonyms

  • viceroyship
  • clerkship
  • deanery
  • khanate
  • regency
  • thaneship
  • peasanthood
  • chancellorship
  • feudal lordship
  • foremanship
  • admiralty
  • moderatorship
  • episcopate
  • councilorship
  • librarianship
  • baronetage
  • prelature
  • inspectorship
  • rectorate
  • governorship
  • captaincy
  • vice-presidency
  • bishopry
  • chaplaincy
  • principalship
  • curatorship
  • directorship
  • pastorate
  • hot seat
  • attorneyship
  • apostleship
  • berth
  • generalcy
  • billet
  • womanhood
  • controllership
  • rabbinate
  • pastorship
  • residency
  • rulership
  • speakership
  • solicitorship
  • wardenship
  • proctorship
  • associateship
  • headship
  • post
  • mastership
  • receivership
  • apprenticeship
  • commandership
  • bailiffship
  • chairmanship
  • magistrature
  • proconsulship
  • eldership
  • custodianship
  • comptrollership
  • plum
  • office
  • manhood
  • preceptorship
  • business
  • chaplainship
  • occupation
  • trusteeship
  • internship
  • seigniory
  • job
  • chieftaincy
  • throne
  • precentorship
  • marshalship
  • fatherhood
  • overlordship
  • professorship
  • chieftainship
  • instructorship
  • praetorship
  • primateship
  • sainthood
  • discipleship
  • rectorship
  • protectorship
  • sinecure
  • prefecture
  • public office
  • teachership
  • cardinalship
  • mayoralty
  • editorship
  • senatorship
  • magistracy
  • priorship
  • treasurership
  • ambassadorship
  • tribuneship
  • wardership
  • managership
  • seigneury
  • studentship
  • legislatorship
  • secretaryship
  • accountantship
  • viziership
  • consulship
  • counsellorship
  • stewardship
  • commandery
  • caliphate
  • counselorship
  • councillorship
  • judgeship
  • presidentship
  • academicianship
  • captainship
  • emirate
  • chair
  • position
  • line of work
  • lieutenancy
  • place
  • lectureship
  • premiership
  • incumbency
  • judicature
  • prelacy
  • presidency
  • legation
  • generalship
  • proconsulate
  • curacy
  • deanship
  • line
  • spot
  • legateship
  • messiahship

Antonyms

  • unfasten
  • undock
  • e-mail
  • electronic mail

Etymology

  • situation (French)
  • situatio (Latin)
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