What does predicament mean?

Definitions for predicamentprɪˈdɪk ə mənt for 1 ; ˈprɛd ɪ kə- for 2

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word predicament.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. predicament, quandary, plight(noun)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. predicament(Noun)

    A definite class, state or condition.

  2. predicament(Noun)

    An unfortunate or trying position or condition; a tight spot.

  3. predicament(Noun)

    That which is predicated; a category.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Predicament(noun)

    a class or kind described by any definite marks; hence, condition; particular situation or state; especially, an unfortunate or trying position or condition

  2. Predicament(noun)

    see Category

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Predicament

    prē-dik′a-ment, n. (logic) one of the classes or categories which include all predicables: condition: an unfortunate or trying position.—adj. Predicamen′tal. [Low L. predicamentum, something predicated or asserted.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of predicament in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of predicament in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Santayana:

    Life is not a spectacle or a feast it is a predicament.

  2. Trey Gowdy:

    Secretary Clinton alone created this predicament, but she alone does not get to determine its outcome.

  3. Steve Jobs:

    The cure for Apple is not cost-cutting. The cure for Apple is to innovate its way out of its current predicament.

  4. Sydney Harris:

    If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem, but the perpetual human predicament is that the answer soon poses its own problems.

  5. Tim Huxley:

    Thai policies reflect the predicament of the region, regional states want to have positive relations with China yet at the same time ... strategically they are aligned with the West and they have reasons for being cautious about China's behavior in the region.

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Translations for predicament

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مأزقArabic
  • Lage, Kategorie, ZwangslageGerman
  • situation délicate, situation difficileFrench
  • स्थितिHindi
  • baj, kellemetlenség, kategória, szorult helyzet, kutyaszorítóHungarian
  • situazione difficileItalian
  • 窮地Japanese
  • pōraruraruMāori
  • klasseDutch
  • категория, затруднительное положение, затруднениеRussian
  • obehaglig situation, predikamentSwedish

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