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Synonyms for dilemma
dɪˈlɛm ədilem·ma

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  1. dilemmanoun

    fix, quandary, pickle, bind, problem

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dilemma

    fix, hobble, quandary, doubt, difficulty, scrape

    extrication, rebutment, freedom, advantage, superiority, escape, solution, retort

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dilemma, quandarynoun

    state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options

    quandary, predicament, plight

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Editors Contribution

  1. bichoise

    having two or more choices.

    he had a bichoise of where he wanted to eat, subway or mcdonalds.

    Submitted by rinat on October 9, 2015  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dilemmanoun

    quandary, strait, difficult choice, puzzling alternative, awkward or bad predicament

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dilemmanoun

    predicament, quandary, difficulty, strait, pickle

    extrication, release


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  1. Dick Durbin:

    This is a dilemma. It's a classic dilemma. We want to provide the equipment that Ukraine needs to survive. We don't want to push Russian President Vladimir Putin into World War III or a nuclear confrontation, it is only the President who can make this decision, and he has urged caution. I can make arguments of one side or the other.

  2. Harold Bursztajn:

    The fundamental dilemma is to distinguish those people who are mad because of their addictions versus those people who are simply bad and are using their addictions as part of self-gratification rather than self-medication, so there's a fundamental distinction.


    Every issue or matter has an option or rather you do have an option. Yes! you heard me right. You can choose either life or death, hard work or laziness, success or failure, riches or poverty, excellence or mediocrity, grace or disgrace, forgiveness or unforgivingness, righteousness or unrighteousness, covetousness or contentedness, morality or immorality, patience or impatience, fame or obscurity, peace or war, wisdom or foolishness, strength or weakness, knowledge or ignorance, understanding or misunderstanding, respect or disrespect, literacy or illiteracy, kindness or unkindness, unity or disunity, hopefulness or hopelessness, construction or destruction, salvation or damnation, encouragement or discouragement, greatness or commonness, fastness or dullness, hell or heaven, light or darkness, God or Satan, increase or decrease, appreciation or depreciation, gratitude or ingratitude, humility or pride, loyalty or disloyalty, gentleness or ungentleness, love or hatred, faithfulness or unfaithfulness, generosity or stinginess, fidelity or infidelity, honesty or dishonesty, courage or cowardice, happiness or unhappiness, compassion or cruelty, Godliness or ungodliness, justice or injustice. However, all of the above illustrations evidently shows that, you have the willpower to choose either the positive or the negative aspect of every issue or matter in life. As well, the world is in your oyster. That is to say, you are in a position to choose or enjoy a broad range of opportunities or options. But, I urge you as usual. Dare to choose the positive aspect of everything rather than the negative aspect of it. Even if/when you are in dilemma. ~Emeasoba George

  4. Phil Ginn:

    There are no good political answers to the world stage dilemma created by this aggression, however, there is always hope — even in the midst of chaos — for those who put their trust in the God of the Bible.

  5. Stefan Worrall:

    The market had clearly worked itself into a frenzy of expectations demanding that the BOJ take action, and in retrospect that looks like a misguided view that failed to recognise the dilemma that recent economic dynamics have presented for the BOJ.

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    An antonym for "disparage"
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    • C. belittle
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