- The definition of a quandary is a dilemma or a state of uncertainty.
An example of quandary is being presented with two great opportunities and not knowing which to take.
This woman is in a quandary as to which way to go.
quandary definition by Webster's New World
Origin: earlier quandare, probably origin, originally jocular pseudo-L ; from Classical Latin quande, variant, variety of quam, how much (see quantity) plush -are, infinitive suffix
quandary definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. quan·da·ries
Origin: Origin unknown.