Synonyms of circumstances in English:


See definition of circumstances


1‘a combination of favourable political and economic circumstances’


situation, conditions, set of conditions, state of affairs, things, position

events, turn of events, incidents, occurrences, happenings, episodes

factors, context, background, environment

informal circs

vulgar slang shit

2‘Jane explained the circumstances to him’


the facts, the details, the particulars, the picture, how things stand, the lie of the land, how the land lies, the case

British the state of play

North American the lay of the land

informal what's what, the score, the set-up

3‘a desire to improve their circumstances’


financial position, material position, financial situation, material situation, financial status, material status, station in life, lot, lifestyle

resources, means, finances, income

plight, predicament