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

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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"


  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.]


  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. Paul de Man:

    Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament.

  3. Trey Gowdy:

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

  4. Steve Jobs:

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

  5. 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.

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Translations for predicament

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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