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predicament Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
    plight; quandary.
    • finds himself in a most awkward predicament
    • the woeful plight of homeless people
WordNet

Pre*dic"a*ment noun
Etymology
Cf. F. prédicament, L. praedicamentum. See Predicate.
Definitions
  1. A class or kind described by any definite marks; hence, condition; particular situation or state; especially, an unfortunate or trying position or condition. "O woeful sympathy; piteous predicament!" Shak.
  2. (Logic) See Category. Syn. -- Category; condition; state; plight.

Webster 1913


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