What does predicament mean?

Definitions for predicament
prɪˈdɪk ə mənt for 1 ; ˈprɛd ɪ kə- for 2predica·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. predicament, quandary, plightnoun

    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. predicamentnoun

    A definite class, state or condition.

  2. predicamentnoun

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

  3. predicamentnoun

    That which is predicated; a category.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Predicamentnoun

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

  2. Predicamentnoun

    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.]

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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

Examples of predicament in a Sentence

  1. Louis C.K.:

    These stories are true. At the time, I said to Comedian Louis C.K. that what I did was OK because I never showed a woman my( penis) without asking first, which is also true, but what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your( penis) isn't a question. It's a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.

  2. George Santayana:

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

  3. Ovidia Molina:

    Our educators are being put in the predicament yet again by our state of choosing safety.

  4. Mike Olsen:

    People can still spread the virus to someone like me, who’s immune suppressed. They don’t realize they can, when they take off their masks that puts me in a predicament where I have to be more extra careful now in public.

  5. Trey Gowdy:

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

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Translations for predicament

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  • مأزقArabic
  • Lage, Kategorie, ZwangslageGerman
  • PredicamentoSpanish
  • situation délicate, situation difficileFrench
  • स्थितिHindi
  • kategória, kutyaszorító, szorult helyzet, baj, kellemetlenségHungarian
  • situazione difficileItalian
  • 窮地Japanese
  • 상태Korean
  • pōraruraruMāori
  • klasseDutch
  • затруднение, затруднительное положение, категорияRussian
  • obehaglig situation, predikamentSwedish
  • இக்கட்டானTamil
  • بدبختیUrdu

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