Status or status quo?

status = standing; the situation at a particular time during a process

  • What is the patient’s medical status?
  • His financial status is better after joining the new company.
  • What is the status of my Amazon order?
  • Legal status, socioeconomic status, relationship status, etc.

status also means relative social or professional position

  • Many young people desire status and security.
  • India has achieved improvement in the status of women.

status quo = as it is now; the existing state of affairs (particularly with regard to social or political issues)

  • We don’t want to admit new members to the club; we like to maintain the status quo.
  • They have no wish for any change in the status quo.
  • He emphasized the need to maintain the status quo.

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