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342 synonyms found


[pɹɪdˈɪkəmənt], [pɹɪdˈɪkəmənt], [p_ɹ_ɪ_d_ˈɪ_k_ə_m_ə_n_t]


crisis (noun)

climax, crisis, critical moment, crucial point, crux, emergency, exigency, key point, strait, turning point.

predicament (noun)

difficulty, dilemma, fix, jam, ordeal, perplexity, pickle, plight, problem, quandary.

Other synonyms

Dutch, Ford, Gordian knot, Imperilment, Sept, act, advance, adverse circumstances, adversity, affliction, aggravation, annoyance, appearance, aspect, asperity, bad condition, bad news, bad state, bad trouble, baffle, bafflement, ball game, balls-up, barrier, bearings, bewilderment, bind, bind pickle, blank experiment, blight, block, blood, boat, booby trap, bother, box, bracket, brake, branch, breakers ahead, bummer, can of worms, cardhouse, care, case, case of need, casing, caste, catch-22, category, cause for alarm, character, circulate, circumstance, circumstances, clan, class, cleft stick, clutch, come, complexity, complication, condition, confoundment, confusion, contingence, contingency, contretemps, corner, cross, crunch, crush, curse, danger, dangerous ground, deadlock, decline, deep water, deliver, denomination, depart, description, designation, desperate straits, die, difficult situation, difficulties, dire necessity, dire straits, discomposure, disconcert, disconcertedness, disconcertion, disconcertment, distress, disturbance, division, double bind, dough mixer, downer, drag, drawback, drift, ease, easy, elapse, embarrassing position, embarrassment, emergence, endangerment, enigma, entanglement, estate, event, exigence, extend, facer, fare, fine how-do-you-do, fish trap, footing, foul-up, gaping chasm, gathering clouds, general conception, get, go, grade, group, grouping, hang-up, happen, hard knocks, hard life, hard lot, hardcase, hardship, hazard, head, headache, heading, hell to pay, hindrance, hobble, hole, hornet's nest, hornets' nest, hot, hot potato, hot spot, hot water, house of cards, how-do-you-do, hurdle, imbroglio, immediacy, impasse, impediment, imperative, imperativeness, impurity trap, in a bind, in difficulty, inconvenience, indication, intrusion, irritation, jackpot, jeopardy, juncture, kettle of fish, kin, kneading trough, label, large order, lead, leave, level, location, locus, lot, manner, matter, matter of necessity, menace, mess, mire, mist, mix, modality, mode, mood, morass, move, muddle, mystery, nonplus, obstacle, obstruction, occur, occurrence, operate, order, parlous straits, particularization, pass, passageway, peril, perturbation, picture, pigeonhole, pinch, pitfall, place, poor condition, poor state, position, posture, pother, pressingness, pressure, pretty pass, pretty pickle, pretty predicament, proceed, progress, push, puzzle, puzzlement, quagmire, question, quicksand, race, range, rank, rating, rattrap, reach, reservoir compound, reservoir species, riddle, rigor, rigour, risk, rocks ahead, rough go, rub, rubric, run, scrape, screw up, sea of troubles, section, selection, set, set a trap, set about, situation, slough, snafu, snag, snarl, snarl-up, sore straits, soup, specification, spot, squeeze, squeeze roll, standing, start, state, station, status, stew, sticky situation, sticky wicket, storm clouds, strain, straits, stratum, stress, stress of life, subdivision, subgroup, suborder, succeed, surpass, swamp, tall order ticklish spot tight situation trou, tangle, temper, thin ice, threat, thrust, tie up, tight spot, tight squeeze, tightrope, title, trap for animal, trap net, trapping center, trapping centre, trial, tribulation, tricky spot, trim, troth, trouble, troubles, unassuredness, uncertainty, unholy mess, upon, upset, urgency, urgent need, vale of tears, vanish, vicissitude, work.

Quotes for Predicament:

  1. Life is a predicament which precedes death. Henry James.
  2. Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament Paul de Man.
  3. Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament George Santayana.