Definitions for: State Of Affairs


[n] the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time; "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"- Franklin D.Roosevelt



Synonyms: situation

See Also: acceptance, challenge, childlessness, complication, conflict of interest, crisis, crowding, crunch, disequilibrium, element, embroilment, environment, equilibrium, exclusion, fish bowl, fishbowl, goldfish bowl, hot potato, hotbed, how-do-you-do, how-d'ye-do, imbroglio, inclusion, incubus, Mexican standoff, nightmare, no-win situation, pass, picture, prison, prison house, purgatory, rejection, scene, size, size of it, state, status quo, strait, straits, swamp, thing, tinderbox, urgency

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