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Meaning of “quandary” in the English Dictionary

"quandary" in British English

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quandarynoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈkwɒn.dri/  us   /ˈkwɑːn-/
a ​state of not being ​able to ​decide what to do about a ​situation in which you are ​involved: I've had two ​joboffers, and I'm in a ​real quandary about/over which one to ​accept.
(Definition of quandary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"quandary" in American English

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quandarynoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈkwɑn·dri/
a ​state of not being ​able to ​decide what to do about a ​situation in which you are ​involved: I’ve had two ​joboffers, and I’m in a ​real quandary about/over which one to ​accept.
(Definition of quandary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “quandary”
in Korean 진퇴양난…
in Arabic مَأزَق…
in Malaysian kebingungan…
in French embarras…
in Russian затруднительное положение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 困境, 猶豫不決…
in Italian dubbio, perplessità…
in Turkish kararsızlık, tereddüt, karar vermeme…
in Polish rozterka, dylemat…
in Spanish dilema, apuro…
in Vietnamese tình thế khó xử…
in Portuguese dilema, dúvida, incerteza…
in Thai ความไม่แน่ใจ…
in German verzwickte Lage…
in Catalan dilema…
in Japanese 迷い, 葛藤, 苦境…
in Chinese (Simplified) 窘境, 犹豫不决…
in Indonesian kebimbangan…
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