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Synonyms for circus

Noun

1. circus, company, troupe
usage: a travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals; "he ran away from home to join the circus"
2. circus, show
usage: a performance given by a traveling company of acrobats, clowns, and trained animals; "the children always love to go to the circus"
3. circus, carnival, disturbance
usage: a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment; "it was so funny it was a circus"; "the whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere"
4. circus, stadium, bowl, arena, sports stadium
usage: (antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games
5. circus, arena, scene of action
usage: an arena consisting of an oval or circular area enclosed by tiers of seats and usually covered by a tent; "they used the elephants to help put up the circus"
6. Circus, genus Circus, bird genus
usage: a genus of haws comprising the harriers
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