an unpleasantly difficult, perplexing, or dangerous situation.
a class or category of logical or philosophical predication.
Archaic. a particular state, condition, or situation.
- pre·dic·a·men·tal [pri-dik-uh-men-tl, pred-i-kuh-], /prɪˌdɪk əˈmɛn tl, ˌprɛd ɪ kə-/, adjective
- pre·dic·a·men·tal·ly, adverb
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How to use predicament in a sentence
Country-wide, the lack of utilities, even in urban areas, leads to absurdist predicaments.
But as evidenced by two other fathers' restraint in the face of similar predicaments, it doesn't have to be this way.
To hear about their predicaments is to see exactly how much, and how little, was won in court this week.
Not the same policies, mind you, because they are inadequate for our predicaments but the same spirit.
She had often helped Johnny out of his predicaments, receiving in return plenty of kisses and sugar-plums.Dotty Dimple At Home | Sophie May
There are predicaments when the shrewd brute and cunning brigand has his superior at a disadvantage.
He includes among such entities all Aristotle's 'predicaments' except the first: 'substance.'The English Utilitarians, Volume I. | Leslie Stephen
But he had been in bad predicaments before, and, hopeless as it now 43seemed, something might turn up to save them yet.The River of Darkness | William Murray Graydon
Mary was sitting up straight on the boulder now, her face dimpling as she recalled these various predicaments.Mary Ware in Texas | Annie F. Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for predicament
a perplexing, embarrassing, or difficult situation
(ˈprɛdɪkəmənt) logic obsolete one of Aristotle's ten categories of being
archaic a specific condition, circumstance, state, position, etc
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