Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun plight

2 senses of plight

Sense 1
predicament, quandary, plight -- (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")
       => difficulty -- (a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome; "grappling with financial difficulties")

Sense 2
plight, troth -- (a solemn pledge of fidelity)
       => assurance, pledge -- (a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something; "an assurance of help when needed"; "signed a pledge never to reveal the secret")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb plight

2 senses of plight

Sense 1
betroth, engage, affiance, plight -- (give to in marriage)
       => vow -- (make a vow; promise; "He vowed never to drink alcohol again")

Sense 2
pledge, plight -- (promise solemnly and formally; "I pledge that I will honor my wife")
       => promise, assure -- (make a promise or commitment)

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