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Meaning of PREDICAMENT

Pronunciation:  pri'dikumunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  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"
 

PREDICAMENT is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: plight, quandary
 
 See Also: box, care, corner, difficulty, hot water

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre*dic"a*ment\, n. [Cf. F. pr['e]dicament, L.
praedicamentum. See {Predicate}.]
1. A class or kind described by any definite marks; hence,
   condition; particular situation or state; especially, an
   unfortunate or trying position or condition. ``O woeful
   sympathy; piteous predicament!'' --Shak.

2. (Logic) See {Category}.

Syn: Category; condition; state; plight.

 
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