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Noun
/diˈlemə/,
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dilemmas, plural;
  1. A situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, esp. equally undesirable ones
    • - the people often face the dilemma of feeding themselves or their cattle
  2. A difficult situation or problem
    • - the insoluble dilemma of adolescence
  3. An argument forcing an opponent to choose either of two unfavorable alternatives


  1. state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
  2. A dilemma (δί-λημμα "double proposition") is a problem offering at least two solutions or possibilities, of which none is practically acceptable. ...
  3. Dilemma is a genus of marine bivalves of the family Poromyidae. The genus is remarkable for encompassing predators of isopods and ostracods, unusual for sessile molluscs .
  4. "Dilemma" is a song by the American rapper Nelly, a duet with R&B singer Kelly Rowland. The single was released in 2002 from the album Nellyville. ...
  5. The Dilemma is an inspirational poem by an unknown author.
  6. The Dilemma, formerly known as Cheaters and What You Don't Know, is an upcoming comedy-drama film directed by Ron Howard, his first comedy since EDtv in 1999 and 2000's Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. ...
  7. A circumstance in which a choice must be made between two or more alternatives that seem equally undesirable; this sense) (disputed) A difficult circumstance or problem; A type of syllogism of the form "if A is true then B is true; if C is true then D is true; either A or C is true; therefore ...
  8. (Dilemmas) You must give up one of several things. Which one can you most afford to lose?
  9. A difficult choice between equally undesirable alternatives. In a disadvantageous rhetorical position, one is said to be impaled on the horns of a dilemma, but logicians employ Constructive Dilemma as a rule of inference. ...
  10. directed by Eric Larsen and Eric Louzil and starring C. Thomas Howell
  11. A forced choice between courses of action (usually two) which are equally unacceptable. Sometimes people will call any challenging "moral problem" a dilemma, but this is a misleading use of the term. Only a few moral problems are dilemmas in the true meaning of the term. ...
  12. Dilemma does not mean "an acute problem." It means "the necessary choice between evenly balanced alternatives, most often unattractive ones."
  13. In popular use a dilemma can be almost any sort of difficult choice, but in logic a dilemma is a choice in which there are only two options, attractive or not. One can refute a dilemma, that is, show that is not a real dilemma, by finding a third possibility.
  14. A situation in which a person has to choose between things that seem to be all bad or unsatisfactory. A situation that requires a choice between options that are or seem equally unfavorable or mutually exclusive.
  15. An argument form that is valid when criteria of valid or true implications of premises and a complete disjunction of the other premise are met; symbolized: (a < b) (c < d) (a + c) < (b + d). (Study 4)
  16. There are several distinct disadvantages of choosing a joint-and-survivor payout option. The first, and most obvious disadvantage, is the reduced monthly benefit for the retiree in order to provide for a contingency that might not even happen…namely, the survival of the spouse. ...
  17. A type of conflict in which both choices have some negative connotations. example-  "Shouldn't I tell Frankie to run?  Somehow the alternatives seemed impossible, I was committed to the Murphy brothers."  Peter Meinke "The Ponces"