Catch-22 synonyms

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An inconsistency or discrepancy:
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The definition of a dilemma is a situation where there is no clear easy choice or answer.
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(Gr. Legend, proper) A knot tied by King Gordius of Phrygia, which an oracle reveals will be undone only by the future master of Asia: Alexander the Great, failing to untie it, cuts the knot with his sword
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Any situation that is certain to end in failure or in which any favourable outcome is impossible.
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An unanswerable question or difficult puzzle, particularly one which leads to a deeper truth. usage syn.
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A definite class, state or condition.
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(Figuratively) A perilous, mixed up and troubled situation; a hopeless tangle; a predicament.
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(Soccer) penalty spot
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(Idiomatic) Having the choice between two unpleasant or distasteful options; in a predicament or quandary.
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To tie or fasten tightly together, with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc.
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In a difficult situation or a troubling quandary.
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Find another word for catch-22. In this page you can discover 13 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for catch-22, like: contradiction, dilemma, gordian-knot, no-win-situation, paradox, predicament, quagmire, spot, between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place, problematic situation and bind.