The definition of predicament is a difficult or unpleasant situation.(noun)
An example of a predicament is a wife walking into the restaurant where her husband is having lunch with his mistress.
See predicament in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < LL(Ec) praedicamentum < L praedicare: see preach
See predicament in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, class, category
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Late Latin praedicāmentum (translation of Greek katēgoriā, from katēgoreuein, to speak against, signify, predicate)
Origin: , from Latin praedicāre, to proclaim publicly, predicate; see preach.
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