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

2 senses of quandary

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
dilemma, quandary -- (state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options)
       => perplexity -- (trouble or confusion resulting from complexity)

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