Synonyms for quandary

Grammar : Noun
Spell : kwon-duh-ree, -dree
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkwɒn də ri, -dri

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Définition of quandary

Origin :
  • "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.
  • noun delicate situation
Example sentences :
  • It was his mate who relieved him from the quandary in which he found himself.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
  • The less he teaches and insists on facts and details, the greater his quandary.
  • Extract from : « College Teaching » by Paul Klapper
  • As a matter of fact, he told himself, he was in something of a quandary.
  • Extract from : « Pagan Passions » by Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Had she said the Pritchards, Elsie would have been in a quandary; as it was, her face brightened.
  • Extract from : « Elsie Marley, Honey » by Joslyn Gray
  • I confessed myself in as black a quandary as ever man experienced.
  • Extract from : « John Splendid » by Neil Munro
  • Of the circumstances of Godfrey's quandary an account is to follow.
  • Extract from : « The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories » by Andrew Lang
  • Having captured their men, they were somewhat in a quandary how to keep them.
  • Extract from : « Roosevelt in the Bad Lands » by H. Hagedorn.
  • Situation enlivened for Opposition by quandary of Government.
  • Extract from : « Punch, or the London Charivari, July 1, 1914 » by Various
  • But when Winton next came up to Bury Street, she was in a quandary.
  • Extract from : « Beyond » by John Galsworthy
  • Carrie hung in a quandary, balancing between decision and helplessness.
  • Extract from : « Sister Carrie » by Theodore Dreiser

Antonyms for quandary

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