Synonyms for quandary
- double trouble
- up a tree
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUANDARY
It was his mate who relieved him from the quandary in which he found himself.
The less he teaches and insists on facts and details, the greater his quandary.
As a matter of fact, he told himself, he was in something of a quandary.
Had she said the Pritchards, Elsie would have been in a quandary; as it was, her face brightened.
I confessed myself in as black a quandary as ever man experienced.
Of the circumstances of Godfrey's quandary an account is to follow.
Having captured their men, they were somewhat in a quandary how to keep them.
Situation enlivened for Opposition by quandary of Government.
But when Winton next came up to Bury Street, she was in a quandary.
Carrie hung in a quandary, balancing between decision and helplessness.
"state of perplexity," 1570s, of unknown origin, perhaps a quasi-Latinism based on Latin quando "when? at what time?; at the time that, inasmuch," pronomial adverb of time, related to qui "who" (see who). Originally accented on the second syllable.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR QUANDARY
- big trouble
- dire straits
- hot potato
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- moment of truth
- point of no return
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