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Synonyms for quandary

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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"I don't know what answer," says she; "you are always bringing your family into one quandary or other.
And Raffles had no banker; it was quite impossible for him to explain, across any single counter, the large sums of hard cash which did sometimes fall into his hands; and it might well be that he had nursed my small account in view of the very quandary which had now arisen.
Here Phoebus, whose imagination was endowed with but mediocre power of creation, began to find himself in a quandary as to a means of extricating himself for his prowess.
Had she refused, he would have been in a quandary, for his tambo would not have permitted him to lay hands on her.
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.
Then there are battles in which your horse casts a shoe at the outset, and lands you in a quandary; and as far as you are concerned, that is the whole of it.
The chief was in a quandary. He did not know which medicine was the better.
They were then left in a quandary over telling patients.
In an issued statement by Maryam Nawaz on Monday after $ 6bn IMF bailout package finalised for Pakistan, she said ineligible leaders remained in quandary on whether to go to IMF for bailout package or not.
SCORES of plot owners in Abuzer Ghaffari Cooperative Housing Society in Scheme-33, Karachi, are in a quandary. They cannot start construction of their houses because there is no electricity supply for more than 20 hours a day in their area.
'We still find ourselves in a quandary. Why does our nation still seem to be broken?
With the removal of former PM Nawaz Sharif as the PML-N head, the top party leadership is in quandary over who to appoint in his place.
Synopsis: When Bruce Benson, a nerdy quantitative analyst at Quandary Capital, stumbles upon the last great secret for beating the stock market, his entire world is turned upside down.
This journal would love to publish information about the "too much/too little" quandary.
The two leading contenders for the presidency are said to be the least popular candidates in modern history, which has a lot of voters thinking about the lesser-of-two-evils quandary and the spoiler effect.