Predicament synonyms and antonyms

prĭ-dĭk'ə-mənt

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A dilemma, a difficult decision or choice.
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(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.
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Relating to a predicament.
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A difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition
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The definition of a strait is a difficulty or a hard situation.
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(Figuratively) A perilous, mixed up and troubled situation; a hopeless tangle; a predicament.
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(Computing) An inability to continue due to two programs or devices each requiring a response from the other before completing an operation
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The state of being difficult, or hard to do.
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A difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition
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Good luck
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Condition in regard to worldly estate; state of property; situation; surroundings.
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The manner in which a person or thing is placed or posed, or the manner in which parts are arranged [a dog in a sitting position]; specif., any of various customary postures assumed by an individual [the lotus position] or a couple [the missionary position]
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A difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition
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Bewildered; unsure how to respond or act.
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Cardiac arrest is an emergency and if you find someone in cardiac arrest you should call 999 immediately.
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That which entangles; intricacy; perplexity.
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Any violent or turbulent situation.
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Position or status with regard to conditions and circumstances:
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A circular, spiral, or helical motion in a fluid (such as a gas) or the fluid in such a motion. A vortex often forms around areas of low pressure and attracts the fluid (and the objects moving within it) toward its center. Tornados are examples of vortexes; vortexes that form around flying objects are a source of turbulence and drag.
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The state of being dissolved:
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Waters suitable for deep-draft ships, especially ocean-going.
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The official West Germanic language of the Netherlands and one of the official languages of Belgium.
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(Computing, graphical user interface) Part of a control that responds dynamically as the user moves the pointer over it, as for example in an image map.
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(Cant) Dope (illicit drug, used for making horses run faster or to change their personality).
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A difficulty, problem, condition, or action contributing to such a situation.
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A difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition
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(Informal) A clear understanding or evaluation
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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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To promise or bind by a solemn pledge, especially to betroth.
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An edible product, such as a cucumber, that has been preserved and flavored in a solution of brine or vinegar.
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Jam is defined as being in an intense or difficult situation, or is a preserve made from whole fruit and sugar.
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(Idiomatic, figuratively) a dangerous situation; trouble
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As much as fills a such a container.
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The state of being puzzled; bewilderment
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The state or quality of being perplexed; puzzled or confused.
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An embarrassing or difficult predicament.
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A secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way place; a nook.
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A situation that is so difficult that no progress can be made; a deadlock or a stalemate:
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A condition of being in a stage or form, as of structure, growth, or development:
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Manner or state of being
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One that is in such a condition:
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A pressing or urgent situation:
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An emergency situation:
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A crucial or decisive point or situation, especially a difficult or unstable situation involving an impending change.
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A difficult or intricate situation; an entanglement.
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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
Find another word for predicament. In this page you can discover 52 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for predicament, like: quandary, hole, predicamental, tight situation, strait, quagmire, deadlock, difficulty, cruciality, good-fortune and circumstance.