Definition of Dilemma:

  1. A situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, especially equally undesirable ones.

  2. Forced choice between two (or more) courses of action which are equally disfavored or favored. For example, a choice between debt (which has to be paid back with interest and on schedule, but which generally does not affect owners control of the business) and equity (which does not have to be paid back but may result in dilution or loss of control to outsiders). See also double bind.

Synonyms of Dilemma

Quandary, Predicament, Difficulty, Problem, Puzzle, Conundrum, Awkward situation, Tricky situation, Difficult situation, Difficult choice, Catch-22, Vicious circle, Plight, Mess, Muddle, Aristotelian sorites, Goclenian sorites, Gordian knot, Scylla and Charybdis, Baffle, Bafflement, Bewilderment, Bind, Bother, Box, Catch-22, Categorical syllogism, Choice of Hercules, Confoundment, Confusion, Corner, Crux, Deadlock, Difficulty, Discomposure, Disconcert, Disconcertedness, Disconcertion, Disconcertment, Disturbance, Embarrassment, Enigma, Enthymeme, Figure, Fix, Hole, Impasse, Jam, Knot, Knotty point, Mode, Modus tollens, Mood, Mystery, Mystification, No choice, Node, Nodus, Nonplus, Only choice, Oxymoron, Paradox, Paralogism, Perplexity, Perturbation, Pickle, Plight, Pons asinorum, Poser, Pother, Predicament, Problem, Prosyllogism, Pseudosyllogism, Puzzle, Puzzlement, Quandary, Riddle, Rule, Rule of deduction, Scrape, Snooker, Sorites, Spot, Squeeze, Stalemate, Stew, Stymie, Syllogism, Teaser, Trouble, Unassuredness, Upset, Vexed question

How to use Dilemma in a sentence?

  1. The people often face the dilemma of feeding themselves or their cattle.

Meaning of Dilemma & Dilemma Definition