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Definition 1: state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for quandary in the sense of this definition

(quandary is a kind of ...) trouble or confusion resulting from complexity

(... is a kind of quandary ) (psychology) an unresolvable dilemma; situation in which a person receives contradictory messages from a person who is very powerful

Definition 2: a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one - [noun denoting state]

Samples where quandary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • finds himself in a most awkward predicament
  • the woeful plight of homeless people

Synonyms for quandary in the sense of this definition

(quandary is a kind of ...) a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome

"grappling with financial difficulties"

(... is a kind of quandary ) a cause for feeling concern

"his major care was the illness of his wife"

(... is a kind of quandary ) a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible

"his lying got him into a tight corner"

(... is a kind of quandary ) a dangerous or distressing predicament

"his views on race got him into political hot water"

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