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Synonyms for dilemma

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

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In this dilemma, Captain Hardy arranged that the corpse, being first partially embalmed, and packed, with a large quantity of salt, in a box of suitable dimensions, should be conveyed on board as merchandise.
It may have occurred to your mind that the plain way out of our present dilemma is for you and Miss Silvester, respectively, to affirm what we know to be the truth--namely, that you never had the slightest intention of marrying each other.
I am, in some degree, answerable for your not having done this--as well as for the far more serious dilemma with Miss Silvester in which you now stand.
Then the members of the committee tried to withdraw their admission, and Sergey Ivanovitch began to prove that they must logically admit either that they had verified the accounts or that they had not, and he developed this dilemma in detail.
Miss Nupkins possessed all her mamma's haughtiness without the turban, and all her ill-nature without the wig; and whenever the exercise of these two amiable qualities involved mother and daughter in some unpleasant dilemma, as they not infrequently did, they both concurred in laying the blame on the shoulders of Mr.
While we thank you for such hospitality as we have received, permit me to assure you, in our joint names, that we should not have accepted it, or have consented to extricate ourselves in this way, from our previous dilemma, had we not been impelled by a strong sense of duty.
Results of a survey asking public school counselors in Virginia to indicate their most common and most challenging ethical dilemmas are presented.
Beginning with a broad based definition of performance as an integral part of the human experience, Mastering the Art of Performance: A Primer for Musicians, goes on to deal with the psychological, physical, practical, cultural and even spiritual dilemmas and opportunities familiar to everyone who aspires to a high standard of musical performance.
I appreciate Nathan Glazer's taking the time to review my book, Color-mute: Race Talk Dilemmas in an American School (book review, Winter 2006).
Very strongly recommended reading, Copyright Catechism: Practical Answers To Everyday School Dilemmas by Carol Simpson (Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of North Texas) is the an invaluable addition to library systems of elementary and high-schools.
For organizations that attempt to solve these dilemmas as problems (ignoring one side of the matrix at the expense of the other), the tendency is to move from the positive quadrant of one pole to the negative quadrant of that same pole (positive outcomes of quality to negative outcomes of quality).
Charis' dilemmas touch kids in a powerful way, because they are genuine events - not made-up stories.
In his recent book, The 6 Principles of Managing with Integrity (Spiro Press), Kaptein outlines the multitude of ethical dilemmas that confront business executives and their communicators: When does keeping silent constitute lying?
The scenes and interviews focus on moral dilemmas ranging from tackling issues on the playground to arranged marriages in Pakistan.
Today's IT shops and data center managers can avoid the typical painful trade offs and the dilemmas associated with burgeoning data growth and backup requirements.