Definition of quandary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkwɒndəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɑːndəri//
[usually singular] (pl. quandaries)
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the state of not being able to decide what to do in a difficult situation synonym dilemma George was in a quandary—should he go or shouldn't he? This placed the government in something of a quandary. Word Originlate 16th cent.: perhaps partly from Latin quando ‘when’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: quandary