quandary


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Synonyms for quandary

a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one

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

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Then he drew up an armchair, and beckoning Polly to take it, said in a sober, steady tone, that surprised her greatly, "Whenever I was in a quandary, I used to go and consult grandma, and she always had something sensible or comfortable to say to me.
I found myself becoming more and more deeply involved in quandary.
Here," says she, "you have brought us into a fine quandary indeed.
I don't know what answer," says she; "you are always bringing your family into one quandary or other.
SIR - I suppose a quandary result in an election is one where you are not so keen on what the winning party stands for, but are jolly glad somebody has successfully rocked the political boat.
The official also said that the team, which consists of several young players, would also miss a chance of gaining exposure in major tournaments, adding that all these issues have put the board in a quandary.
In the most earnest attempt to date to try to settle the diabetes screening quandary, the ADDITION investigators have provided evidence that has been lacking regarding the potential for easing the worldwide epidemic of diabetes, now some 350 million cases strong.
MUCH is made of child poverty in the UK, so the great and the mighty have spent many a day at all-expenses paid conference trying to think of ways and means to solve this quandary.
A thoughtful, serious-minded and deep philosophical on an ancient and perplexing moral quandary.
So how come we hear so much about the torture quandary and nothing about mine?
In addition, the firm upholds a strong commitment to integrity and honesty in advertising as it a major quandary in the marketplace.
Having struggled to cope with his increasing distance, harshness, and misery for so long, she was in a quandary with how to handle mood swings and the dissolution of love in her marriage, all the while looking after her children.
In the meantime, educators, students and parents are working hard to find potential solutions to this quandary, also highlighted in this issue.
A fine period piece, exquisitely capturing a philosophical quandary and transformation as surely as it brings alive the shining yet corruption-ridden American culture of yesteryear.
Remember that if you're faced with an ethical quandary, before taking any action, you're strongly encouraged to consult with your general counsel or, if in the military, your judge advocate general representative.