Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Pointing indirectly towards someone's guilt but not conclusively proving it.‘the prosecution will have to rely on circumstantial evidence’
indirect, inferred, inferential, deduced, presumed, conjecturalView synonyms
- ‘As in national law, in international criminal law a culpable state of mind is normally proved in court by circumstantial evidence.’
- ‘No, it's not just a coincidence, it is circumstantial evidence of his guilt.’
- ‘There is other circumstantial evidence that supports the suspicious nature of his initial entrance to those premises.’
- ‘Yes, but no single piece of circumstantial evidence ever is completely probative of the ultimate fact.’
- ‘He submitted that that evidence provided a powerful circumstantial case of murder.’
- ‘It would be open to a jury to find that those facts are some circumstantial evidence which supports the Crown's case.’
- ‘We've had a great deal of circumstantial evidence suggesting that indirect transmission occurs.’
- ‘The prosecution case was left to the jury as a circumstantial case.’
- ‘Sometimes one has to rely on probabilities and on circumstantial evidence; which I always thought was less unreliable than oral evidence.’
- ‘In fact, contrary to popular opinion, circumstantial evidence is often extremely reliable.’
- ‘And it is clear from reading his evidence that his conclusion was firmly based on that medical and circumstantial evidence, as one would expect.’
- ‘There was a substantial body of circumstantial evidence implicating the accused in addition to the informer's evidence.’
- ‘The forensic and circumstantial evidence as to the drink she had taken may be found at paragraphs 9 and 10.’
- ‘Some States will attend sessions to defend against any circumstantial or uncorroborated evidence on their human rights situation.’
- ‘If they only have circumstantial evidence, can they still conclude that a material breach has occurred?’
- ‘There is very strong evidence of motive in a circumstantial case.’
- ‘The circumstantial evidence all pointed towards cold as the precursor to death, but despite this the official inquiry gave drowning as the cause of death in every case.’
- ‘Nobody sees what happens, but there is other circumstantial evidence implicating him.’
- ‘Intent can, of course, always be proved through circumstantial evidence.’
- ‘All of the evidence is circumstantial and requires the drawing of inferences.’
2(of a description) containing full details.‘the picture was so circumstantial that it began to be convincing’
detailed, particularized, particular, precise, minute, blow-by-blowView synonyms
- ‘As it is not properly a term of the British marine, a more circumstantial account of it might be considered foreign to our plan.’
- ‘Sure, I can imagine some of the circumstantial detail that would make the story sound more immediate.’
- ‘They do add bits of circumstantial detail, but the images are like glittery found objects glued to the surface of a sculpture.’
- ‘Her circumstantial account was accepted by thousands who had hitherto remained sceptical.’
- ‘He includes much by way of circumstantial detail without allowing his central narrative to become shapeless.’
Late 16th century: from Latin circumstantia (see circumstance)+ -al.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.