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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- a condition or situation, now specif. one that is difficult, unpleasant, embarrassing, or, sometimes, comical
- Archaic category (sense )
Origin: ME < LL(Ec) praedicamentum < L praedicare: see preach
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- A situation, especially an unpleasant, troublesome, or trying one, from which extrication is difficult. See Usage Note at dilemma.
- Logic One of the basic states or classifications described by Aristotle into which all things can be placed; a category.
Origin: Middle English, class, category, from Old French, from Late Latin praedicāmentum (translation of Greek katēgoriā, from katēgoreuein, to speak against, signify, predicate), from Latin praedicāre, to proclaim publicly, predicate; see preach.
- pre·dicˌa·menˈtal adjective
- pre·dicˌa·menˈtal·ly adverb