Search Result for "predicament":
1. a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one;
- Example: "finds himself in a most awkward predicament"
- Example: "the woeful plight of homeless people"
[syn: predicament, quandary, plight]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Predicament \Pre*dic"a*ment\, n. [Cf. F. pr['e]dicament, L. praedicamentum. See Predicate.] 1. A class or kind described by any definite marks; hence, condition; particular situation or state; especially, an unfortunate or trying position or condition. "O woeful sympathy; piteous predicament!" --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Logic) See Category. [1913 Webster] Syn: Category; condition; state; plight. [1913 Webster]The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
PREDICAMENT, n. The wage of consistency.Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
185 Moby Thesaurus words for "predicament": adverse circumstances, adversity, affliction, aggravation, annoyance, baffle, bafflement, bearings, bewilderment, bind, blight, blood, bother, box, bracket, branch, breakers ahead, bummer, cardhouse, care, case, case of need, caste, category, cause for alarm, circumstance, clan, class, clutch, complication, condition, confoundment, confusion, corner, crisis, cross, crunch, curse, danger, dangerous ground, deep water, difficulties, difficulty, dilemma, dire necessity, discomposure, disconcert, disconcertedness, disconcertion, disconcertment, disturbance, division, downer, embarrassing position, embarrassment, emergency, endangerment, enigma, estate, exigence, exigency, fine how-do-you-do, fix, footing, gaping chasm, gathering clouds, grade, group, grouping, hard knocks, hard life, hard lot, hardcase, hardship, hazard, head, heading, hell to pay, hobble, hole, hot, hot water, house of cards, how-do-you-do, imbroglio, immediacy, impasse, imperative, imperativeness, imperilment, in a bind, irritation, jam, jeopardy, kin, label, level, location, lot, matter of necessity, menace, mess, mix, modality, mode, morass, mystery, nonplus, order, parlous straits, pass, peril, perplexity, perturbation, pickle, pigeonhole, pinch, place, plight, position, posture, pother, pressingness, pressure, pretty pass, pretty pickle, pretty predicament, problem, puzzle, puzzlement, quagmire, quandary, quicksand, race, rank, rating, riddle, rigor, risk, rocks ahead, rubric, scrape, sea of troubles, section, sept, set, situation, slough, spot, squeeze, standing, state, station, status, stew, sticky wicket, storm clouds, strain, strait, straits, stratum, stress, stress of life, subdivision, subgroup, suborder, swamp, thin ice, threat, tight spot, tight squeeze, tightrope, title, trial, tribulation, tricky spot, trouble, troubles, unassuredness, unholy mess, upset, urgency, urgent need, vale of tears, vicissitude