noun 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
Cf. F. prédicament
, L. praedicamentum
. See Predicate
- 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!"
- (Logic) See Category.
Syn. -- Category; condition; state; plight.
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