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Definitions for quandary
ˈkwɒn də ri, -driquanda·ry
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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"
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.
Etymology: 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.\
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
a state of difficulty or perplexity; doubt; uncertainty
to bring into a state of uncertainty, perplexity, or difficulty
Etymology: [Prob. fr. OE. wandreth adversity, perplexity, Icel. wandri difficulty, trouble, fr. vandr difficult.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kwon-dā′ri, or kwon′da-ri, n. a state of difficulty or uncertainty: a hard plight. [Prob. M. E. wandreth, peril—Ice. vandrætdi, trouble.]
The numerical value of quandary in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of quandary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of quandary in a Sentence
Most of the economic data goes into a' what will the Fed do' quandary, i think what we've gotten today is that it's weak enough to still support the two rate hikes, maybe one rate hike.
Chicago Fed President Charles Evans:
I also think that a reasonable case can be made for holding off increasing the funds rate until core inflation actually gets to 2 percent on a sustainable basis, frankly, I ’m really of two minds at the moment, and I expect to take this quandary with me into the next( Chicago Fed) meeting.
Chicago Fed President Charles Evans:
Frankly, I ’m really of two minds at the moment, and I expect to take this quandary with me into the next( Chicago Fed) meeting.
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.
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.
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- dilema, rozpaky, bezradnostCzech
- Zwickmühle, DilemmaGerman
- indecisión, disyuntiva, dilemaSpanish
- dilemme, embarras, incertitude, perplexitéFrench
- ngākau kōnatunatuMāori
- onzekerheid, besluiteloosheid, dilemmaDutch
- indecisão, dilemaPortuguese
- недоумение, затруднение, затруднительное положениеRussian
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