Definitions for quandaryˈkwɒn də ri, -dri
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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"
state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
A state of not knowing what to decide; a state of difficulty or perplexity; a state of uncertainty, hesitation or puzzlement; a pickle; a predicament.
A dilemma, a difficult decision or choice.
Origin: 16th century. Origin unknown; perhaps a dialectal corruption (simulating a word of Latin origin with suffix -ary) of wandreth, from wandreth, from vandræði, from vandr.\
a state of difficulty or perplexity; doubt; uncertainty
to bring into a state of uncertainty, perplexity, or difficulty
Origin: [Prob. fr. OE. wandreth adversity, perplexity, Icel. wandri difficulty, trouble, fr. vandr difficult.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I personally am still in a quandary about whether to run myself or find someone else for my party, my advisors are pressing me to run.
The problem is how permanent are the cuts, will that supply come back to the market at a later stage if prices recover and are they going to be offset by worsening demand, that's the quandary; the market is very sceptical, and so we could have a prolonged period of prices bumping along the bottom until we get a better handle as to what is going on.
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- dilema, bezradnost, rozpakyCzech
- Dilemma, ZwickmühleGerman
- disyuntiva, dilema, indecisiónSpanish
- perplexité, incertitude, dilemme, embarrasFrench
- ngākau kōnatunatuMāori
- onzekerheid, dilemma, besluiteloosheidDutch
- dilema, indecisãoPortuguese
- затруднительное положение, недоумение, затруднениеRussian
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