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Definition of Dilemma

Dilemma

  1. An argument which presents an antagonist with two or more alternatives, but is equally conclusive against him, whichever alternative he chooses.
  2. A state of things in which evils or obstacles present themselves on every side, and it is difficult to determine what course to pursue; a vexatious alternative or predicament; a difficult choice or position.

Dilemma Quotations

Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.
Sydney J. Harris

A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.
Marlene Dietrich

There's a woman I see who's not my therapist, but she's like an old friend who's a therapist in profession. She lets me talk to her like a therapist once in a while, and she does a great thing. Whenever I have a big dilemma, like this is a big problem in my life, she always says, 'Wow, you're going to have to figure that out.'
Louis C. K.

Self-dealing, essentially, occurs when managers run companies to line their own pockets instead of those of the companies' owners. It's been a perennial problem in American capitalism and became a real dilemma when America moved toward a model in which corporations would be run by professional managers who had only small ownership stakes.
James Surowiecki

The central dilemma in journalism is that you don't know what you don't know.
Bob Woodward
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Dilemma Translations

dilemma in Dutch is dilemma
dilemma in French is dilemme
dilemma in Spanish is dilema
dilemma in Swedish is dilemma
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