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Synonyms for dilemma
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dilemma, quandary(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    quandary, predicament, plight

Wiktionary

  1. dilemma(noun)

    Synonyms:
    fix, quandary, pickle, bind, problem

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dilemma

    Synonyms:
    fix, hobble, quandary, doubt, difficulty, scrape

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

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. dilemma(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dilemma(n)

    Synonyms:
    predicament, quandary, difficulty, strait, pickle

    Antonyms:
    extrication, release

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    quandary, predicament, conundrum, trade-off, impasse, plight, stalemate

How to pronounce dilemma?

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How to use dilemma in a sentence?

  1. Todd Hare:

    When you're faced with a situation requiring a self-control dilemma, you will be ready with an alternative way to handle it.

  2. The President:

    The dilemma is that if you're weak, if you're weak, which some people would like you to be, if you're really, really pathetically weak, the country's going to be overrun with millions of people, and if The President're strong, then The President don't have any heart. That's a tough dilemma. Perhaps I would rather be strong, but that's a tough dilemma.

  3. Wu Kang:

    That is China's industry dilemma: surplus in fuel capacity, but short in petrochemicals.

  4. Chen Zhitao:

    Shenzhen's current property dilemma ... is no longer to protect families in need, but how to find housing for its (professional) talent.

  5. State Senator Jim Beall:

    The moral dilemma will hang over this as long as we don't have a solution, it will not bode well for the state of California or Volkswagen at all if this drags out because as it drags out, people will be harmed further.


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