List of 426 Sets of Synonyms - How they Differ - Total of 2307 Words - 295

SYNONYMS: predicament, plight, quandary, jam, fix, pickle.
These nouns all refer to a situation from which it is difficult to free oneself.

A predicament is a problematic situation about which one does not know what to do: He was in a most awkward predicament.
A plight is a bad or unfortunate situation: The reporter wrote an article about the woeful plight of homeless people.
A quandary is a state of uncertainty or perplexity, especially about what course of action to take: We were in a quandary how to keep them.
Jam and fix both refer to trying predicaments from which disengagement presents a problem: The boys who broke the window are in a jam with the school authorities. If we get left we are in a fix.
A pickle is a disagreeable, embarrassing, or troublesome predicament: I could see no way out of the pickle I was in.

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