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English noun: state of affairs

1. state of affairs (state) the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymssituation


Broader (hypernym)state


Narrower (hyponym)absurd, acceptance, ballgame, challenge, childlessness, complication, crowding, disequilibrium, element, environment, equilibrium, exclusion, fish bowl, fishbowl, goldfish bowl, hotbed, inclusion, intestacy, new ballgame, picture, prison, prison house, rejection, scene, size, size of it, square one, status quo, the absurd, thing









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