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Synonyms for dilemma
dɪˈlɛm ədilem·ma

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Wiktionary3.3 / 3 votes

  1. dilemmanoun

    fix, quandary, pickle, bind, problem

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.9 / 8 votes

  1. dilemma

    fix, hobble, quandary, doubt, difficulty, scrape

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

Princeton's WordNet4.7 / 3 votes

  1. dilemma, quandarynoun

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

    quandary, predicament, plight

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  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 Synonymes3.7 / 3 votes

  1. dilemmanoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.0 / 1 vote

  1. dilemmanoun

    predicament, quandary, difficulty, strait, pickle

    extrication, release

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "dilemma":

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

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  1. List of known nicknames for "Dilemma":

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  1. Donald Trump:

    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 you're strong, then you don't have any heart. That's a tough dilemma. Perhaps I'd rather be strong, but that's a tough dilemma.

  2. Clyde Kluckhohn:

    Anthropology provides a scientific basis for dealing with the crucial dilemma of the world today how can peoples of different appearance, mutually unintelligible languages, and dissimilar ways of life get along peaceably together

  3. Actor Bradley Cooper:

    It is a movie about what someone like Chris, a soldier, has to go through and the dilemma and the horror of it and the battle internally and with the family.

  4. Marlene Dietrich:

    A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.

  5. Sydney Harris:

    Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time -- what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.

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