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
Translations for quandary
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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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