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Meaning of QUANDARY

Pronunciation:  'kwânduree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
  2. [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"

QUANDARY is a 8 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: dilemma, plight, predicament
 See Also: box, care, corner, difficulty, double bind, hot water, perplexity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Quan"da*ry\, n.; pl. {Quandaries}. [Prob. fr. OE.
    wandreth adversity, perplexity, Icel. wandr[ae][eth]i
    difficulty, trouble, fr. vandr difficult.]
    A state of difficulty or perplexity; doubt; uncertainty.
  2. \Quan"da*ry\, v. t.
    To bring into a state of uncertainty, perplexity, or
    difficulty. [Obs.] --Otway.