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dilemmanoun [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.
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dilemmanoun [C]

uk   /daɪˈlem.ə/ /dɪˈlem.ə/ us   /daɪˈlem.ə/ /dɪˈlem.ə/
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 Korean 딜레마…
in Arabic مَأزَق…
in Malaysian dilema…
in French dilemme…
in Russian дилемма…
in Chinese (Traditional) 左右為難,兩難境地…
in Italian dilemma…
in Turkish ikilem, çıkmaz, açmaz…
in Polish dylemat…
in Spanish dilema…
in Vietnamese tình trạng khó xử…
in Portuguese dilema…
in Thai ทางเลือกที่ยุ่งยาก…
in German das Dilemma…
in Catalan dilema…
in Japanese ジレンマ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 左右为难,两难境地…
in Indonesian dilema…
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