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circumstantial

cir·cum·stan·tial

circumstantial

 
 
pronunciation:
suhr km staen shl
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, pertaining to, or depending on circumstances.
definition 2: relevant but not essential; incidental.
The lawyer said that the evidence was only circumstantial and not adequate to convict the suspect.
synonyms:
incidental, nonessential, secondary
antonyms:
essential, solid
similar words:
adventitious, extraneous, provisional
derivation: circumstantially (adv.)