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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Life is not a spectacle or a feast it is a predicament.
Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament.
Secretary Clinton alone created this predicament, but she alone does not get to determine its outcome.
The cure for Apple is not cost-cutting. The cure for Apple is to innovate its way out of its current predicament.
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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- 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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