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predicament

美国发音:['pri'dɪkɑmənt]
英国发音:[pri'dɪkəmənt]

[n]
英语解释:a difficult or unpleasant situation that is not easy to get out of
常见翻译:困境

difficult or unpleasant situation
A predicament is a difficult or an unpleasant situation in which it is difficult to decide what to do. You are in a predicament if you are in a dilemma, that is, a situation in which making a choice is very difficult. A country's financial predicament is its financial difficulties with no way to end them. You are in a predicament if you have to choose between killing a critically wounded enemy soldier or to save him from death in a humanitarian manner.


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