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Synonyms for plight
plaɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. predicament, quandary, plight(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    quandary, predicament, dilemma, troth

  2. plight, troth(verb)

    a solemn pledge of fidelity

    Synonyms:
    quandary, betrothal, predicament, engagement, troth

  3. betroth, engage, affiance, plight(verb)

    give to in marriage

    Synonyms:
    rent, prosecute, occupy, engross, charter, mesh, pledge, operate, employ, absorb, engage, affiance, hire, betroth, lock, take, wage, pursue, lease, enlist

  4. pledge, plight(verb)

    promise solemnly and formally

    "I pledge that I will honor my wife"

    Synonyms:
    betroth, engage, wassail, drink, salute, affiance, pledge, subscribe, toast

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. plight(n)

    Synonyms:
    situation, condition, predicament, difficulty, dilemma

  2. plight(v)

    Synonyms:
    vow, pledge

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. plight(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    pledge, pawn, hypothecate, put in pledge, give as security

  2. plight(n.)

    Synonyms:
    pledge, pawn, gage

  3. plight(n.)

    Synonyms:
    condition, state, situation, case, predicament, category, dilemma, FIX, PICKLE

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. plight(n)

    Synonyms:
    condition, state, dilemma, predicament, situation, scrape

  2. plight(v)

    Synonyms:
    pawn, pledge, promise, betroth

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    predicament, suffering, fate, distress, ordeal, hardship, situation, misery, spell, dilemma

How to pronounce plight?

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Alex
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Karen
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Veena
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How to say plight in sign language?

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How to use plight in a sentence?

  1. Cynthia Cortes:

    We're doing our part from wherever we are around the world to bring light into the Venezuelan plight. And there's invaders in our embassy that are not Venezuelans, this is the Venezuelan people for Venezuelan democracy ; this is not about right or left in the world. I hope and I beg that people don't use my country and the suffering of my people for their own personal flags that have nothing to do with what's going on.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    It is particularly outrageous when individuals who claim to be fleeing repression in Cuba are welcomed and allowed to ?collect federal assistance based on their plight, only to return often to the very place they claimed to be fleeing.

  3. Yacoub El Hillo:

    We saw people who are clearly malnourished, especially children, we saw people who are extremely thin, skeletons, that are now barely moving, we saw people that are desperate, people that are cold, people that angry, people that have almost lost hope that the world cares about their plight.

  4. Alveda King:

    2018 is a very good year for equalizing the plight of humanity, as we explore the African American history, what else will be uncovered?

  5. Russell Simmons:

    Bernie Sanders is over-promising. He's insensitive to the plight of black people, and what good is it if you don't take lobbyist money and don't acknowledge the No. 1 threat to America and to the world is the factory farming lobby because it is poisoning the planet quickly.


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