Definition of dilemna
1. dilemma [ n ] state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable optionsUsed in print:
(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
Love is the crucial dilemma of experience for Mann 's heroes .
The specific analogy to the dilemma of love is the problem of the `` breakthrough '' in the realm of art .
(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)
It was then that Picasso and Braque were confronted with a unique dilemma : they had to choose between illusion and representation .
It was the collage that made the terms of_this dilemma clear : the representational could be restored and preserved only on the flat and literal surface now that illusion and representation had become , for_the_first_time , mutually_exclusive alternatives .
(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)
Kate asked , uneasy at the gravity of the girl 's dilemma .Synonyms dilemma quandary Related Terms perplexity double_bind
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