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quandary

Noun

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]

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English

Etymology

16th century. Uncertain origin.

Pronunciation

  • a US /ˈkwɑn.dri/

Noun

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

Translations

a dilemma
A state of not knowing what to decide

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