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Definition of "quandary" []

  • A state of uncertainty or perplexity. See Synonyms at predicament. (noun)
  • A situation or circumstance that presents problems difficult to solve; predicament; dilemma (noun)

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Use "quandary" in a sentence
  • "The United States should encourage the Arab League to not only endorse the continuation of direct talks at this critical juncture, but also be more creative, take the initiative and change the dynamic of the negotiations regardless of how the settlement quandary is resolved."
  • "The answer to your quandary is that you always have an “opportunity to respond” at this blog."
  • "If Larry Johnson's situation gets resolved, the quarterback quandary is successfully solved and the defense continues to improve, a fan would have reason for cautious optimism."