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PREDICAMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does predicament mean? 

PREDICAMENT (noun)
  The noun PREDICAMENT has 1 sense:

1. a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one

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


 Dictionary entry details 


PREDICAMENT (noun)


Sense 1predicament [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

plight; predicament; quandary

Context examples:

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

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

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

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

care (a cause for feeling concern)

box; corner (a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible)

hot water (a dangerous or distressing predicament)


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