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DILEMMA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dilemma mean? 

DILEMMA (noun)
  The noun DILEMMA has 1 sense:

1. state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options

  Familiarity information: DILEMMA used as a noun is very rare.


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DILEMMA (noun)


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Meaning:

State of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

dilemma; quandary

Hypernyms ("dilemma" is a kind of...):

perplexity (trouble or confusion resulting from complexity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dilemma"):

double bind ((psychology) an unresolvable dilemma; situation in which a person receives contradictory messages from a person who is very powerful)


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