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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sur-kuh m-stan-shee-al-i-tee]
    • /ˌsɜr kəmˌstæn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/
    • /ˈsɜːk.əm.ˌstæn.ʃɪ.ˈæ.lɪ.tɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sur-kuh m-stan-shee-al-i-tee]
    • /ˌsɜr kəmˌstæn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/

Definitions of circumstantiality word

  • noun circumstantiality the quality of being circumstantial 3
  • noun circumstantiality particularity; detail 3
  • noun plural circumstantiality the quality of being circumstantial; minuteness; fullness of detail. 1
  • noun plural circumstantiality a circumstance; a detail. 1
  • noun plural circumstantiality Psychiatry. a pattern of speech that seems to wander because of excessive detail but eventuallyreaches its goal idea. 1
  • noun circumstantiality Minute detail. 1

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Origin of circumstantiality

First appearance:

before 1725
One of the 49% newest English words
First recorded in 1725-35; circumstantial + -ity

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Parts of speech for Circumstantiality


circumstantiality popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 66% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

circumstantiality usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for circumstantiality

noun circumstantiality

  • schedule — a plan of procedure, usually written, for a proposed objective, especially with reference to the sequence of and time allotted for each item or operation necessary to its completion: The schedule allows three weeks for this stage.
  • structure — mode of building, construction, or organization; arrangement of parts, elements, or constituents: a pyramidal structure.
  • thing — (in Scandinavian countries) a public meeting or assembly, especially a legislative assembly or a court of law.
  • part — a portion or division of a whole that is separate or distinct; piece, fragment, fraction, or section; constituent: the rear part of the house; to glue the two parts together.
  • design — When someone designs a garment, building, machine, or other object, they plan it and make a detailed drawing of it from which it can be built or made.

Antonyms for circumstantiality

noun circumstantiality

  • whole — comprising the full quantity, amount, extent, number, etc., without diminution or exception; entire, full, or total: He ate the whole pie. They ran the whole distance.
  • generality — an indefinite, unspecific, or undetailed statement: to speak in generalities about human rights.
  • generalization — the act or process of generalizing.
  • generalisation — The formulation of general concepts from specific instances by abstracting common properties.

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