|1.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||difficulty care corner hot_water|
|2.||[ noun ] state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options|
|Related terms:||perplexity double_bind|