V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: a difficult or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy way out, especially when a tough choice must be made
Synonyms: dilemma, bind, jam, difficulty, complication, quandary
Tips: When you're in a predicament, you're essentially "in a bind." It means that you're in a difficult situation which you can't easily get out of. You may also have to make a choice between two things, neither being very good. Predicament is synonymous with quandary and dilemma. See quandary for additional analysis
Mike and Kirstin were in a predicament because they found a house that they wanted to buy, but they couldn't sell their condo for another six months. (dilemma, bind)
I've never been in such a predicament before, and I'm not sure how I'm going to get out of it. (bind, jam, quandary)
Scott's credit card debt has left him in a financial predicament. (jam, bind, difficulty)
I am in a bit of a predicament; I'm dating two great girls that both want to have an exclusive relationship with me. (bind, jam, quandary)
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