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Another word for predicament

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Noun
  1. A difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition

      1. A mark on a surface differing sharply in color from its surroundings.
      2. A blemish, mark, or pimple on the skin.
      3. A stain or blot.
      1. An edible product, such as a cucumber, that has been preserved and flavored in a solution of brine or vinegar.
      2. A solution of brine or vinegar, often spiced, for preserving and flavoring food.
      3. A chemical solution, such as an acid, that is used as a bath to remove scale and oxides from the surface of metals before plating or finishing.
      1. To tie or secure, as with a rope or cord.
      2. To hold or restrain by tying with rope or bonds:
      3. To fasten or wrap by encircling, as with a belt or ribbon:
      1. A state of distress, affliction, difficulty, or need:
      2. A distressing or difficult circumstance or situation:
      3. A cause or source of distress, disturbance, or difficulty:
      1. A liquid food prepared from meat, fish, or vegetable stock combined with various other ingredients and often containing solid pieces.
      2. Dense fog.
      3. Nitroglycerine.
      1. To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument:
      2. To abrade or smooth by rubbing with a sharp or rough instrument.
      3. To rub (a surface) with considerable pressure, as with an edged instrument or a hard object.
      1. Land with a soft muddy surface.
      2. A difficult or precarious situation; a predicament.
      1. A situation, especially a bad or unfortunate one.
      1. To drive or wedge forcibly into a tight position:
      2. To activate or apply (a brake) suddenly. Often used with on:
      3. To cause (moving parts, for example) to lock into an unworkable position:
      1. An area in which there is dangerous unrest or hostile action:
      2. A lively and popular place, such as a nightclub.
      3. An area of intense heat, radiation, or activity.
      1. A hollowed place in something solid; a cavity or pit:
      2. An opening or perforation:
      3. An opening in a defensive formation, such as the area of a baseball infield between two adjacent fielders.
      1. To correct or set right; adjust:
      2. To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
      3. To make ready for a specific purpose, as by altering or combining elements; prepare:
      1. Of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or culture.
      2. Of or relating to the Dutch language.
      3. German.
      1. A situation that requires a choice between options that are or seem equally unfavorable or unsatisfactory.
      2. A problem that seems to defy a satisfactory solution.
      3. An argument that presents two alternatives, each of which has the same consequence.
      1. The condition or quality of being difficult:
      2. Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
      3. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
      1. Of, relating to, or carried on in waters of a relatively great depth:
      1. The position at which two lines, surfaces, or edges meet and form an angle:
      2. The area enclosed or bounded by an angle formed in this manner:
      3. The place where two roads or streets join or intersect.
      1. A container typically constructed with four sides perpendicular to the base and often having a lid or cover.
      2. The amount or quantity that such a container can hold.
      3. A square or rectangle:
    See also:

    easy

Another word for predicament

Noun
      1. A mark on a surface differing sharply in color from its surroundings.
      2. A blemish, mark, or pimple on the skin.
      3. A stain or blot.
      1. To drive or wedge forcibly into a tight position:
      2. To activate or apply (a brake) suddenly. Often used with on:
      3. To cause (moving parts, for example) to lock into an unworkable position:
      1. To tie or secure, as with a rope or cord.
      2. To hold or restrain by tying with rope or bonds:
      3. To fasten or wrap by encircling, as with a belt or ribbon:
      1. An edible product, such as a cucumber, that has been preserved and flavored in a solution of brine or vinegar.
      2. A solution of brine or vinegar, often spiced, for preserving and flavoring food.
      3. A chemical solution, such as an acid, that is used as a bath to remove scale and oxides from the surface of metals before plating or finishing.
      1. To correct or set right; adjust:
      2. To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
      3. To make ready for a specific purpose, as by altering or combining elements; prepare:
      1. The condition or quality of being difficult:
      2. Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
      3. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
      1. A crucial or decisive point or situation, especially a difficult or unstable situation involving an impending change.
      2. A sudden change in the course of a disease or fever, toward either improvement or deterioration.
      3. An emotionally stressful event or traumatic change in a person's life.
      1. To squeeze (something) between the thumb and a finger, the jaws of a tool, or other edges.
      2. To cause pain or discomfort to (a part of the body) by pressing or being too tight:
      3. To nip, wither, or shrivel:
      1. A standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces or factions.
      2. A tied score.
      3. A failure or inability to proceed due to two programs or devices both requiring a response from the other before completing an operation.
      1. A pressing or urgent situation:
      2. An urgent requirement; a pressing need:
      1. A difficult or intricate situation; an entanglement.
      2. A confused or complicated disagreement.
      3. A confused heap; a tangle.
      1. To mix together, especially confusedly:
      2. To mix (a drink or the ingredients of a drink), especially with a muddler.
      3. To put into a state of confusion; confuse:
      1. A cluttered, untidy, usually dirty place or condition:
      2. Something that is disorderly or dirty, as a accumulation or heap:
      3. A confused, troubling, or embarrassing condition or situation:
      1. a fact or event accompanying another, either incidentally or as an essential condition or determining factor
      2. any happening or fact; event
      3. conditions surrounding and affecting a person, esp. financial conditions
      1. A place or location.
      2. The right or appropriate place:
      3. A strategic area occupied by members of a force:
      1. A mode or state of being:
      2. Existing circumstances:
      3. Social position; rank.
      1. A condition or mode of being, as with regard to circumstances:
      2. A condition of being in a stage or form, as of structure, growth, or development:
      3. A mental or emotional condition:
      1. A road or passage having no exit; a cul-de-sac.
      2. A situation that is so difficult that no progress can be made; a deadlock or a stalemate:
      1. A hollowed place in something solid; a cavity or pit:
      2. An opening or perforation:
      3. An opening in a defensive formation, such as the area of a baseball infield between two adjacent fielders.
      1. The position at which two lines, surfaces, or edges meet and form an angle:
      2. The area enclosed or bounded by an angle formed in this manner:
      3. The place where two roads or streets join or intersect.
      1. To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument:
      2. To abrade or smooth by rubbing with a sharp or rough instrument.
      3. To rub (a surface) with considerable pressure, as with an edged instrument or a hard object.
      1. The state of being perplexed or puzzled.
      2. The state of being intricate or complicated:
      3. Something that perplexes:
      1. Something, such as a game, toy, or problem, that requires ingenuity and often persistence in solving or assembling.
      2. Something that baffles or confuses; an enigma:
      3. The condition of being perplexed; bewilderment:
      1. A narrow channel joining two larger bodies of water:
      2. A position of difficulty, perplexity, distress, or need:
      3. Difficult; stressful.
      1. A situation that requires a choice between options that are or seem equally unfavorable or unsatisfactory.
      2. A problem that seems to defy a satisfactory solution.
      3. An argument that presents two alternatives, each of which has the same consequence.
      1. A situation, especially a bad or unfortunate one.
      1. A state of uncertainty or perplexity.
    See also:

    difficulty

Synonym Study

  • Fix and pickle are both colloquial terms loosely interchangeable with any of the preceding, although more precisely fix is equivalent to predicament and pickle, to plight
  • Plight implies a distressing or unfortunate situation
  • Quandary emphasizes a state of great perplexity and uncertainty as to what to do
  • Dilemma implies a predicament necessitating a choice between equally disagreeable alternatives
  • Predicament implies a complicated, perplexing situation from which it is difficult to disentangle oneself