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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A situation in which it is very difficult to decide what to do, because all the choices seem equally good or equally bad.

Usage examples (28)
  • Nuclear war is not a military problem; it is a moral dilemma.
  • Fourthly, this dilemma is a self-perpetuating one.
  • The object of the dilemma is the famed Guggenheim Museum and what color it should be.
  • My favorite example of false dilemma is an old joke. for more
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