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Another word for predicament

  1. A difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition

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Another word for predicament

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