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Pronunciation:  pri'dikumunt

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[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
\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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