Synonyms for plight

Grammar : Noun
Spell : plahyt
Phonetic Transcription : plaɪt

Top 10 synonyms for plight Other synonyms for the word plight

Définition of plight

Origin :
  • "to pledge" (obsolete except in archaic plight one's troth), from Old English pligtan, plihtan "to endanger, imperil, compromise," verb form of pliht (n.) "danger, risk" (see plight (n.2)). Related: Plighted; plighting.
  • noun dilemma, difficulty; situation
Example sentences :
  • He had one hand still upon her arm, and he was laughing openly at her plight.
  • Extract from : « Good Indian » by B. M. Bower
  • You see me in the plight in which I came out of the packet within this half-hour.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • At these words I became eloquent, as young madmen in my plight do.
  • Extract from : « The Room in the Dragon Volant » by J. Sheridan LeFanu
  • It was horrible to plead to him but the panic of her plight drove her on.
  • Extract from : « The Innocent Adventuress » by Mary Hastings Bradley
  • In this plight I came upon him, and challenged him to stand and face me.
  • Extract from : « The Suitors of Yvonne » by Raphael Sabatini
  • The heat of the moment being spent, he had leisure to contemplate his plight.
  • Extract from : « The Trampling of the Lilies » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Such was the plight in which each and all tried to seek repose.
  • Extract from : « Anabasis » by Xenophon
  • And is not the half-baked designer in as sorry a plight as the half-baked artist of any kind?
  • Extract from : « College Teaching » by Paul Klapper
  • His own estimate of his plight was impregnated with despair.
  • Extract from : « England and Germany » by Emile Joseph Dillon
  • This would leave the girl in as bad a plight as that from which he had just rescued her.
  • Extract from : « The Web of the Golden Spider » by Frederick Orin Bartlett

Antonyms for plight

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