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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

Sustainability can't be like some sort of a moral sacrifice or political dilemma or a philanthropical cause. It has to be a design challenge.
Bjarke Ingels

The essence of humanity's spiritual dilemma is that we evolved genetically to accept one truth and discovered another. Is there a way to erase the dilemma, to resolve the contradictions between the transcendentalist and the empiricist world views?
E. O. Wilson

Somewhere in the world there is an epigram for every dilemma.
Hendrik Willem Van Loon
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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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