plight Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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plightnoun [S]

uk   us   /plaɪt/
C2 an ​unpleasantcondition, ​especially a ​serious, ​sad, or ​difficult one: the plight of the ​poor/​homeless Few of us can be ​unmoved by the plight of the ​refugees.


uk   us   /plaɪt/ old use or humorous
plight your troth to (​promise to) ​marry
(Definition of plight from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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plightnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /plɑɪt/
an ​unpleasantcondition, esp. a ​serious, ​sad, or ​difficult one: My ​problems aren’t much ​compared with the plight of the ​stormvictims.
(Definition of plight from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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