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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.
Dictionary entry details
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State of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
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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