state of affairs

Definitions of state of affairs
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n the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

“wondered how such a state of affairs had come about”
Synonyms:
situation
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absurd, the absurd
a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless
acceptance
the state of being acceptable and accepted
ballgame, new ballgame
a particular situation that is radically different from the preceding situation
challenge
a demanding or stimulating situation
childlessness
the condition of being without offspring
complication
a situation or condition that is complex or confused
crowding
a situation in which people or things are crowded together
disequilibrium
loss of equilibrium attributable to an unstable situation in which some forces outweigh others
element
the situation in which you are happiest and most effective
environment
the totality of surrounding conditions
equilibrium
a stable situation in which forces cancel one another
exclusion
the state of being excluded
fish bowl, fishbowl, goldfish bowl
a state of affairs in which you have no privacy
hotbed
a situation that is ideal for rapid development (especially of something bad)
inclusion
the state of being included
intestacy
the situation of being or dying without a legally valid will
picture, scene
a situation treated as an observable object
prison, prison house
a prisonlike situation; a place of seeming confinement
rejection
the state of being rejected
size, size of it
the actual state of affairs
square one
the situation in which you begin an endeavor and to which you return if your efforts fail
status quo
the existing state of affairs
thing
a special situation
congestion, over-crowding
excessive crowding
balance
a state of equilibrium
balance of power
an equilibrium of power between nations
dynamic balance
(aeronautics) the state of equilibrium in which centrifugal forces due to a rotating mass (e.g., a propeller) do not produce force in the shaft and so vibration is reduced
homeostasis
(physiology) metabolic equilibrium actively maintained by several complex biological mechanisms that operate via the autonomic nervous system to offset disrupting changes
isostasy
(geology) a general equilibrium of the forces tending to elevate or depress the earth's crust
Nash equilibrium
(game theory) a stable state of a system that involves several interacting participants in which no participant can gain by a change of strategy as long as all the other participants remain unchanged
poise
a state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium
thermal equilibrium
a state in which all parts of a system are at the same temperature
imbalance, instability, unbalance
a lack of balance or state of disequilibrium
vogue
a current state of general acceptance and use
acknowledgement, acknowledgment, recognition
the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
approval, favorable reception, favourable reception
acceptance as satisfactory
acceptation
acceptance as true or valid
content, contentedness
the state of being contented with your situation in life
acquiescence
acceptance without protest
welcome
the state of being welcome
apostasy, defection, renunciation
the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)
disfavor, disfavour
the state of being out of favor
censure, exclusion, excommunication
the state of being excommunicated
reprobation
rejection by God; the state of being condemned to eternal misery in Hell
embrace
the state of taking in or encircling
encompassment
including entirely
Coventry, banishment, ostracism
the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent)
debarment
the state of being debarred (excluded from enjoying certain possessions or rights or practices)
circumstance, context, setting
the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
ecology
the environment as it relates to living organisms
background, scope, setting
the state of the environment in which a situation exists
home
an environment offering affection and security
milieu, surroundings
the environmental condition
area, arena, domain, field, orbit, sphere
a particular environment or walk of life
street
the streets of a city viewed as a depressed environment in which there is poverty and crime and prostitution and dereliction
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state
the way something is with respect to its main attributes

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