Dilemma | A word a day


Dilemma comes from the Greek phrase di (two) + lemma (a premise / proposition)

Dilemma means difficult choice, problem, predicament, quandary etc.

  • The doctor’s dilemma was whether he should tell the patient the truth.
  • Her dilemma was whether she should marry her boss or not.

You are in a dilemma when you have to make a difficult choice between alternatives that are equally undesirable.

To be caught on the horns of a dilemma is to be forced to choose between two equally undesirable alternatives or propositions.

Manjusha Nambiar

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