What does the word circumstantial mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Consisting of details; minute; particular.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to or dependent on circumstances.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Circumstantialy.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Charles H. Sylvester
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