Synonyms of situation in English:


See definition of situation


1‘the club's financial situation had deteriorated’


circumstances, set of circumstances, state of affairs, affairs, state, condition, case

informal ball game

US informal sitch

2the situation‘have a drink—it'll give me a chance to fill you in on the situation’


the facts, the picture, how things stand, the lie of the land, what's going on

British the state of play

North American the lay of the land

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

3‘hold on, we've got a situation here’


emergency, emergency situation, urgent situation, crisis, potential crisis

problem, problematic situation, awkward situation, difficult situation, difficulty, issue, plight, predicament, tight spot, tight corner, mess, trouble, bother

informal scrape, jam, fix, pickle, bind, hole, sticky situation, pretty kettle of fish, fine kettle of fish, how-do-you-do, hot water

4‘the hotel enjoys a pleasant situation on the south bank of the River Swale’


location, place, position, spot, site, locality, locale

setting, environment

NZ Australian informal possie

technical locus

5‘he had recently been offered a situation in America’


job, day job, post, position, place, appointment


informal berth

Australian informal grip

archaic employ

6‘he was much above my sister's situation in life’


status, station, position, standing, footing, rank, degree