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dilemma

noun [C]  us   /dɪˈlem·ə, dɑɪ-/
a situation in which a choice has to be made between possibilities that will all have results you do not want: The dilemma was over how to protect a charming little island and at the same time allow economic development on it.
Translations of “dilemma”
in Arabic مَأزَق…
in Korean 딜레마…
in Malaysian dilema…
in French dilemme…
in Turkish ikilem, çıkmaz, açmaz…
in Italian dilemma…
in Chinese (Traditional) 左右為難,兩難境地…
in Russian дилемма…
in Polish dylemat…
in Vietnamese tình trạng khó xử…
in Spanish dilema…
in Portuguese dilema…
in Thai ทางเลือกที่ยุ่งยาก…
in German das Dilemma…
in Catalan dilema…
in Japanese ジレンマ…
in Indonesian dilema…
in Chinese (Simplified) 左右为难,两难境地…
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