HyperDic: quandary

English > 2 senses of the word quandary:
NOUNstatequandary, predicament, plighta situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
cognitionquandary, dilemmastate of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
quandary > pronunciation
Soundskwaa'nderiy; kwaa'ndriy
Rhymesaccessory ... worry: 201 rhymes with eriy...
accusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > quandary: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one.
Synonymspredicament, plight
NarrowercareA cause for feeling concern
corner, boxA predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible
hot waterA dangerous or distressing predicament
BroaderdifficultyA condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
Spanishaprieto, apuro, brete, dilema, predicamento
Catalandestret, dilema, predicament, tràngol
English > quandary: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
Meaningstate of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options.
Synonymdilemma
Narrowerdouble bind(psychology) an unresolvable dilemma
BroaderperplexityTrouble or confusion resulting from complexity
Spanishdilema, disyuntiva
Catalandilema

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