AskDefine | Define quandary

Dictionary Definition



1 a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one; "finds himself in a most awkward predicament"; "the woeful plight of homeless people" [syn: predicament, plight]
2 state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options [syn: dilemma]

User Contributed Dictionary



16th century. Uncertain origin.


  • a US /ˈkwɑn.dri/


  1. A dilemma.
  2. A state of not knowing what to decide.


a dilemma
A state of not knowing what to decide

Extensive Definition

Quandary may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1