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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sur-kuh m-stan-shuh l]
    • /ˌsɜr kəmˈstæn ʃəl/
    • /sɜːkəmˈstænʃəlɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sur-kuh m-stan-shuh l]
    • /ˌsɜr kəmˈstæn ʃəl/

Definitions of circumstantially word

  • adjective circumstantially of pertaining to, or derived from circumstances: a circumstantial result. 1
  • adjective circumstantially of the nature of a circumstance; secondary; incidental: of circumstantial importance. 1
  • adjective circumstantially dealing with or giving circumstances; detailed; particular: a circumstantial report of a business conference. 1
  • adjective circumstantially pertaining to conditions of material welfare. 1
  • noun circumstantially In a circumstantial manner. 1
  • adverb circumstantially In respect to circumstances; not essentially; accidentally. 0

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Origin of circumstantially

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
1590-1600; < Latin circumstanti(a) circumstance + -al1

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Parts of speech for Circumstantially


circumstantially popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 63% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

circumstantially usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for circumstantially

adv circumstantially

  • accidentally — happening by chance or accident; not planned; unexpected: an accidental meeting.
  • fortuitous — happening or produced by chance; accidental: a fortuitous encounter.

adverb circumstantially

  • by chance — Something that happens by chance was not planned by anyone.

Antonyms for circumstantially

adv circumstantially

  • normally — in a normal or regular way: The wound is healing normally.
  • obviously — easily seen, recognized, or understood; open to view or knowledge; evident: an obvious advantage.
  • advisedly — If you say that you are using a word or expression advisedly, you mean that you have deliberately chosen to use it, even though it may sound unusual, wrong, or offensive, because it draws attention to what you are saying.
  • deliberately — carefully weighed or considered; studied; intentional: a deliberate lie.
  • intentionally — done with intention or on purpose; intended: an intentional insult.

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