See also: dilemma

German edit

Etymology edit

From Latin dilēmma, Ancient Greek δίλημμα (dílēmma)

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˌdiˈlɛma/
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Noun edit

Dilemma n (strong, genitive Dilemmas, plural Dilemmas or Dilemmata)

  1. dilemma, predicament, quandary, conundrum, pickle, catch-22 (a situation with two (or more) alternatives to choose from, and where all alternatives are unsatisfactory or undesirable)

Further reading edit

  • Dilemma” in Duden online
  • Dilemma” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache