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Definition 1: the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time - [noun denoting state]

Samples where state of affairs or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the present international situation is dangerous
  • wondered how such a state of affairs had come about
  • eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation

Synonyms for state of affairs in the sense of this definition

(state of affairs is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

(... is a kind of state of affairs ) a state of affairs in which you have no privacy

"the president lives in a goldfish bowl"

(... is a kind of state of affairs ) a situation that is ideal for rapid development (especially of something bad)

"it was a hotbed of vice"

(... is a kind of state of affairs ) the state of being included

(... is a kind of state of affairs ) the situation of being or dying without a legally valid will

(... is a kind of state of affairs ) a situation treated as an observable object

"the political picture is favorable" "the religious scene in England has changed in the last century"

(... is a kind of state of affairs ) a prisonlike situation; a place of seeming confinement

(... is a kind of state of affairs ) the state of being rejected

(... is a kind of state of affairs ) the actual state of affairs

"that's the size of the situation" "she hates me, that's about the size of it"

(... is a kind of state of affairs ) the situation in which you begin an endeavor and to which you return if your efforts fail

"the police are now back at square one after having arrested and released 27 men" "she has tried to diet but always ends up back at square one"

(... is a kind of state of affairs ) the existing state of affairs

(... is a kind of state of affairs ) the state of being excluded

(... is a kind of state of affairs ) a stable situation in which forces cancel one another

(... is a kind of state of affairs ) a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless

"The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth"

(... is a kind of state of affairs ) the state of being acceptable and accepted

"torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"

(... is a kind of state of affairs ) a particular situation that is radically different from the preceding situation

"HDTV looks the same but it's really a whole new ballgame"

(... is a kind of state of affairs ) a demanding or stimulating situation

"they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power"

(... is a kind of state of affairs ) the condition of being without offspring

(... is a kind of state of affairs ) a situation or condition that is complex or confused

"her coming was a serious complication"

(... is a kind of state of affairs ) a situation in which people or things are crowded together

"he didn't like the crowding on the beach"

(... is a kind of state of affairs ) loss of equilibrium attributable to an unstable situation in which some forces outweigh others

(... is a kind of state of affairs ) the situation in which you are happiest and most effective

"in your element"

(... is a kind of state of affairs ) the totality of surrounding conditions

"he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"

(... is a kind of state of affairs ) a special situation

"this thing has got to end" "it is a remarkable thing"

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