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dilemma

noun [C] uk   us   /daɪˈlem.ə/ /dɪ-/
B2 a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two different things you could do: The president is clearly in a dilemma about/over how to tackle the crisis. She faces the dilemma of disobeying her father or losing the man she loves. a moral/ethical dilemma
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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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