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Predicament meaning

predicament - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. A class or kind described by any definite marks; hence, condition; particular situation or state; especially, an unfortunate or trying position or condition.
  2. 2. See Category.
  3. 3. Class; condition; trying position.

predicament - examples of usage

  1. He had become silent from despair, when, looking up, what was his horror to see a huge bear above him, tempted by the same object which had led him into his dangerous predicament, and about to descend into the interior of the tree! - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. He could foresee a time when his experiences, his discovery, and his triumph were made available for younger brothers who found themselves in the same predicament. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. And, again, marrying in the direct teeth of an order of the Court- I am afraid, sir, that he is in a bad enough predicament without any personal vengeance being shown him. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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