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Quandary

Quandary Meaning & Definition
Quandary Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Quandary?

[n] state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
[n] a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one; "finds himself in a most awkward predicament"; "the woeful plight of homeless people"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Quandary: dilemma | plight | predicament

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See Also | box | care | corner | difficulty | double bind | hot water | perplexity

Quandary In Webster's Dictionary

\Quan"da*ry\, n.; pl. {Quandaries}. [Prob. fr. OE. wandreth adversity, perplexity, Icel. wandr[ae][eth]i difficulty, trouble, fr. vandr difficult.] A state of difficulty or perplexity; doubt; uncertainty.
\Quan"da*ry\, v. t. To bring into a state of uncertainty, perplexity, or difficulty. [Obs.] --Otway.

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