n. tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma; troublesome
n. situation, especially an unpleasant, troublesome, or trying one, from which extrication is difficult
n. unfortunate or trying position or condition; definite class, state or condition
In our hearts we really should realize that the major underlying cause of this predicament is the American lifestyle, our excessive, wasteful habits.
The whales' predicament in the frigid waters of Hudson Bay made international headlines, and locals had been planning a rescue operation with chainsaws and drills before the mammals slipped away.
Cruise is in excellent fettle, relaxing like a high-wire artist into the tensest of predicaments, and securing his status as the Dorian Gray of action movies.
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When my distressing predicament was brought to his attention in the right way, he hastened to use his influence, and so I was released.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
A knight unhorsed might renew the fight on foot with any other on the opposite side in the same predicament; but mounted horsemen were in that case forbidden to assail him.
It was a much safer place for a gentleman in his predicament: he might there be important at comparatively little expense.
He told Zillah to give me a glass of brandy, and then passed on to the inner room; while she condoled with me on my sorry predicament, and having obeyed his orders, whereby I was somewhat revived, ushered me to bed.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context