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circus

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of circus

  1. 1 a large usually roofless building for sporting events with tiers of seats for spectators <the Roman circus is believed to have held 50,000 spectators in ancient times> Synonyms bowl, stadium, coliseum, colosseumRelated Words ballpark, park; gym, gymnasium, spa; arena, dome, hippodrome

  2. 2 a place of uproar or confusion <with seven kids in the house, it's a circus most of the time> Synonyms babel, bedlam, madhouse, scrum [British], three-ring circusRelated Words bustle, commotion, pandemonium, racket, ruckus, tumult, turmoil; brouhaha, clamor, clatter, din, hubbub, noise; chaos, confusion, disarrangement, disarray, disorder, havoc, hell, mess, muss, shamblesNear Antonyms arcadia, heaven, paradise, utopia; order, orderliness, organization; calm, lull, peace, respite; hush, quiet, silence, stillness

  3. 3 an elaborate, visually exciting show or event <the media circus that took place outside the courthouse every day of the murder trial> Synonyms extravaganza, pageant, raree-show, spectacle, spectacularRelated Words display, exhibit, exhibition, exposition





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