Part of speech: adjective

Consisting of details; minute; particular.

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to or dependent on circumstances.

Part of speech: adverb


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Usage examples "circumstantial":

  1. In fact, one lady gave a circumstantial account of the way he squandered his money, and declared herself very glad that he had never visited her daughters. - "The Burial of the Guns", Thomas Nelson Page.
  2. The whole matter has been carefully gone into by me and I find that Brenchfield's statements are borne out by every point in the case and that you were convicted on purely circumstantial evidence, although this evidence was of a most damning nature. - "The Spoilers of the Valley", Robert Watson.
  3. The circumstantial incidents of the execution, unless with more space than I can now command, I should be unwilling to relate. - "Journeys Through Bookland Volume Four", Charles H. Sylvester.