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"
A definite class, state or condition.
An unfortunate or trying position or condition; a tight spot.
That which is predicated; a category.
a class or kind described by any definite marks; hence, condition; particular situation or state; especially, an unfortunate or trying position or condition
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of predicament in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of predicament in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of predicament in a Sentence
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.
This infection is a predicament for all people of child-bearing age who live in Brazil or who travel to Brazil. And that includes both men and women, women could get infected and come back and become pregnant within three weeks or four weeks, or they could be pregnant when they get there. And men could go there and come back with the infection and infect their sexual partner back home.
If the Palestinian Authority ceases, or were to cease security cooperation, or even decide to disband as a result of their economic predicament, and that could happen in the future if they don't receive additional revenues, then we would be faced by yet another crisis, we are working hard to prevent that from happening and that is why we have been reaching out to key stakeholders to express these concerns and also to try to work together to find a solution to this challenge.
If he had divested, we wouldn't be in this predicament, but even without divesting, he could put the public first and ensure that government officials minimize their spending at his properties... but he hasn't done that.
The cure for Apple is not cost-cutting. The cure for Apple is to innovate its way out of its current predicament.
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- Lage, Kategorie, ZwangslageGerman
- situation délicate, situation difficileFrench
- baj, kellemetlenség, kategória, szorult helyzet, kutyaszorítóHungarian
- situazione difficileItalian
- категория, затруднительное положение, затруднениеRussian
- obehaglig situation, predikamentSwedish
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