(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
A definite class, state or condition.
The definition of a dilemma is a situation where there is no clear easy choice or answer.
(Soccer) penalty spot
An inconsistency or discrepancy:
Find another word for catch-22. In this page you can discover 18 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for catch-22, like: gordian-knot, chicken-and-egg, paradox, predicament, between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place, dilemma, no-win-situation, quagmire, spot, peej and lose-lose.