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A state of uncertainty; perplexing situation or position; dilemma
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  1. A state of uncertainty; perplexing situation or position; dilemma
Something that is perplexed, or complicated
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  1. Something that is perplexed, or complicated
  2. Something that perplexes:
  3. The condition of being perplexed; bewilderment; confusion
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  1. (Archaic) category
  2. (Logic) One of the basic states or classifications described by Aristotle into which all things can be placed; a category.
  3. A condition or situation, now specif. one that is difficult, unpleasant, embarrassing, or, sometimes, comical
A situation in which a person is faced with contradictory demands or expectations, so that any action taken will appear to be wrong
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  1. A situation in which a person is faced with contradictory demands or expectations, so that any action taken will appear to be wrong
  2. A dilemma in which someone receives contradictory instructions and cannot act on either.
  3. A psychological impasse created when a person perceives that someone in a position of power is making contradictory demands, so that no response is appropriate.
An area of a public place, such as a courtroom or stadium, marked off and restricted for use by persons performing a specific function:
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  1. An area of a public place, such as a courtroom or stadium, marked off and restricted for use by persons performing a specific function:
  2. A slap or blow with the hand or fist:
  3. (Chiefly British) A small country house used as a sporting lodge:
Something used to form, mark, protect, or decorate a corner
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  1. Something used to form, mark, protect, or decorate a corner
  2. (--- Baseball) Either side of home plate, toward or away from the batter.
  3. A threatening or embarrassing position from which escape is difficult:
Waters suitable for deep-draft ships, especially ocean-going.
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  1. Waters suitable for deep-draft ships, especially ocean-going.
  2. (Idiomatic) A difficult or embarrassing situation.
A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
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  1. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
  2. The condition or quality of being difficult:
  3. Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
The Pennsylvania Dutch.
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  1. The Pennsylvania Dutch.
  2. The people of the Netherlands.
  3. The official West Germanic language of the Netherlands and one of the official languages of Belgium.
A clear determination or understanding:
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  1. A clear determination or understanding:
  2. An instance of arranging a special consideration, such as an exemption from a requirement, or an improper or illegal outcome, especially by means of bribery.
  3. To kill and preserve a tissue specimen rapidly to retain as nearly as possible the characteristics it had in the living body.
A small, dingy, squalid place; any dirty, badly lighted room, house, etc.
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  1. A small, dingy, squalid place; any dirty, badly lighted room, house, etc.
  2. (Physics) A vacant position in an atom left by the absence of a valence electron, especially a position in a semiconductor that acts as a carrier of positive electric charge.
  3. A gap, usually the valence band of an insulator or semiconductor, that would normally be filled with one electron. If an electron accelerated by a voltage moves into a gap, it leaves a gap behind it, and in this way the hole itself appears to move through the substance. Even though holes are in fact the absence of a negatively charged particle (an electron), they can be treated theoretically as positively charged particles, whose motion gives rise to electric current.
(Informal) An area of actual or potential trouble or violence
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  1. (Informal) An area of actual or potential trouble or violence
  2. Any place regarded as a center for a specified activity or interest
  3. A volcanic area that forms as a tectonic plate moves over a point heated from deep within the Earth's mantle. The source of the heat is thought to be the decay of radioactive elements. The Hawaiian Islands formed as a series of hot spots.
Trouble; difficulty:
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  1. Trouble; difficulty:
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see hot,‎ water.
  3. (Informal) Trouble; difficulty
A crush or congestion of people or things in a limited space:
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  1. A crush or congestion of people or things in a limited space:
  2. A food made by boiling fruit with sugar to a thick mixture
  3. A group of persons or things so close together as to jam a passageway, etc.
A solemn pledge, as of faith.
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  1. A solemn pledge, as of faith.
  2. A condition or state of affairs; esp., now, an awkward, sad, or dangerous situation
  3. A situation, especially a bad or unfortunate one.
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  1. (Archaic) category
  2. (Logic) One of the basic states or classifications described by Aristotle into which all things can be placed; a category.
  3. A condition or situation, now specif. one that is difficult, unpleasant, embarrassing, or, sometimes, comical
Wet, boggy ground, yielding under the foot
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  1. Wet, boggy ground, yielding under the foot
  2. A difficult or inextricable position
  3. (Figuratively) A perilous, mixed up and troubled situation; a hopeless tangle; a predicament.
An embarrassing or difficult predicament.
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  1. An embarrassing or difficult predicament.
  2. A fight or conflict
  3. A disagreeable or embarrassing situation; predicament, esp. when caused by one's own conduct
(Slang) Something having the appearance or a consistency suggestive of soup, especially:
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  1. (Slang) Something having the appearance or a consistency suggestive of soup, especially:
  2. A liquid food prepared from meat, fish, or vegetable stock combined with various other ingredients and often containing solid pieces.
  3. A liquid food, with or without solid particles, made by cooking meat, vegetables, fish, etc. in water, milk, or the like
Effort, especially when inconvenient or bothersome:
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  1. Effort, especially when inconvenient or bothersome:
  2. A state of distress, affliction, difficulty, or need:
  3. A person, circumstance, or event that causes annoyance, distress, difficulty, etc.
(Chess) A strong grip or stranglehold on a position that is difficult for the opponent to break.
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  1. (Chess) A strong grip or stranglehold on a position that is difficult for the opponent to break.
  2. (Informal) A difficult, restrictive, or unresolvable situation:
  3. To combine with, form a bond with, or be taken up by a chemical or chemical structure. An enzyme, for example, is structured in such a way as to be able to bind with its substrate.
A solution of brine or vinegar, often spiced, for preserving and flavoring food.
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  1. A solution of brine or vinegar, often spiced, for preserving and flavoring food.
  2. A chemical bath used to clear metal of scale, preserve wood, etc.
  3. (Scotland) A bit, small quantity
A small area of different color or texture from the main area of which it is a part; often, a mark made by some foreign matter; stain, blot, speck, patch, etc.
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  1. A small area of different color or texture from the main area of which it is a part; often, a mark made by some foreign matter; stain, blot, speck, patch, etc.
  2. The number of points, etc. assigned by gamblers to one side in a contest, in an attempt to equalize betting on both sides
  3. (Informal) A spot advertisement or announcement
Find another word for dilemma. In this page you can discover 26 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for dilemma, like: quandary, perplexity, predicament, double-bind, difficulty, predicament, box, corner, deep water, difficulty and dutch.