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dilemma

di·lem·ma

dilemma

 
 
pronunciation:
dih le m
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a problem that requires a choice between equally undesirable solutions or that resists satisfactory solution.
 
synonyms:
Catch-22, predicament
similar words:
bind, box, double bind, fix, plight, poser, puzzle, quagmire, quandary, rub
definition 2: (informal) any difficult and perplexing situation; predicament.
synonyms:
box, fix, pickle, predicament, quandary
similar words:
bind, corner, double bind, hot water, knot, mess, pinch, plight, poser, quagmire, rub, scrape, strait
Word Parts
The word dilemma contains the following part:
di-2, diplo- Greek prefix that means two, double
synonyms:
bi-, bin-, du, duo