predicament

  • 1 predicament — PREDICAMÉNT, predicamente, s.n. (log.) Categorie (de predicate 2). – Din fr. prédicament. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 08.04.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  PREDICAMÉNT s. v. categorie. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  predicamént s. n …

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  • 2 predicament — predicament, dilemma, quandary, plight, scrape, fix, jam, pickle can all denote a situation from which one does or can extricate himself only with difficulty. Predicament carries the implication that the situation constitutes a problem for those… …

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  • 3 predicament — Predicament. s. m. Categorie. Terme de Logique. Ordre, rang, classe où l on range plusieurs choses de mesme nature. Il y a dix predicaments. la substance est le premier de tous les prédicaments. On dit, qu Un homme est en bon ou en mauvais… …

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  • 4 predicament — [prē dik′ə mənt, pridik′ə mənt] n. [ME < LL(Ec) praedicamentum < L praedicare: see PREACH] 1. a condition or situation, now specif. one that is difficult, unpleasant, embarrassing, or, sometimes, comical 2. Archaic CATEGORY (sense 2) SYN.… …

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  • 5 prédicament — ⇒PRÉDICAMENT, subst. masc. PHILOS. [Chez Aristote] Synon. de catégorie (v. ce mot I A 1). Nous dirons que la continuité est quantitative ou qualitative, selon qu elle concourt ou qu elle ne concourt pas avec la mensurabilité; mais, en opposant… …

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  • 6 Predicament — Pre*dic a*ment, n. [Cf. F. pr[ e]dicament, L. praedicamentum. See {Predicate}.] 1. A class or kind described by any definite marks; hence, condition; particular situation or state; especially, an unfortunate or trying position or condition. O… …

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  • 7 predicament — I noun adverse circumstances, adversity, angustiae, barrier, case, circumstance, complication, condition, conjuncture, corner, crisis, critical situation, danger, dangerous condition, difficultas, difficulty, dilemma, embarrassing position,… …

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  • 8 predicament — (n.) late 14c., that which is asserted (a term in logic), from M.L. predicamentum, from L.L. praedicamentum quality, category, something predicted, from L. praedicatus, pp. of praedicare (see PREDICATE (Cf. predicate)), a loan translation of Gk.… …

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  • 9 predicament — [n] difficult situation asperity, bad news*, bind*, Catch 22*, circumstance, clutch, condition, corner*, crisis, deadlock, deep water*, dilemma, drag*, emergency, exigency, fix*, hang up*, hardship, hole, hot water*, imbroglio, impasse, jam*,… …

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  • 10 predicament — ► NOUN 1) a difficult situation. 2) Philosophy each of the ten categories in Aristotelian logic. ORIGIN originally in the sense «category», later «state of being»: from Latin praedicamentum something predicated …

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  • 11 predicament — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ awful, difficult, dire, terrible, worse ▪ Other companies are in an even worse predicament than ourselves. ▪ current, present …

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  • 12 prédicament — (pré di ka man) s. m. 1°   Terme de logique. Attribut. Dans une proposition comme Dieu est saint, Dieu est le sujet, et saint le prédicament. 2°   Synonyme de catégorie. L être est le premier de tous les prédicaments.    Familièrement. Être en… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 13 predicament — n. 1) an awkward; dire predicament (to get into an awkward predicament) 2) in a predicament * * * [prɪ dɪkəmənt] dire predicament (to get into an awkward predicament) an awkward in a predicament …

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  • 14 predicament — predicamental /pri dik euh men tl, pred i keuh /, adj. predicamentally, adv. /pri dik euh meuhnt/ for 1, 3; /pred i keuh meuhnt/ for 2, n. 1. an unpleasantly difficult, perplexing, or dangerous situation. 2. a class or category of logical or… …

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  • 15 predicament — UK [prɪˈdɪkəmənt] / US [ˈprɪˈdɪkɑmənt] noun [countable] Word forms predicament : singular predicament plural predicaments a difficult or unpleasant situation that is not easy to get out of I understood her predicament, but there was nothing I… …

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  • 16 predicament — pre|dic|a|ment [prıˈdıkəmənt] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Late Latin; Origin: praedicamentum, from praedicare; PREDICATE2] a difficult or unpleasant situation in which you do not know what to do, or in which you have to make a difficult choice ▪ the… …

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  • 17 predicament — pre•dic•a•ment [[t]prɪˈdɪk ə mənt[/t]] for 1; [[t]ˈprɛd ɪ kə [/t]] for 2 n. 1) an unpleasantly difficult, perplexing, or dangerous situation 2) pho a class or category of logical or philosophical predication • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < LL… …

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  • 18 PRÉDICAMENT — s. m. T. de Logique. Catégorie, ordre, rang, classe où les philosophes de l école ont coutume de ranger tous les êtres, selon leur genre et leur espèce. L être est le premier de tous les prédicaments. Il est vieux. Fam., Être en bon ou en mauvais …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 19 predicament — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. condition, quandary, fix, spot (inf.), corner, dilemma, mess, scrape, crisis, emergency. See circumstance, difficulty. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. quandary, plight, dilemma, strait, puzzle, perplexity,… …

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  • 20 predicament — pre|dic|a|ment [ pri dıkamənt ] noun count a difficult or unpleasant situation that is not easy to get out of: I understood her predicament, but there was nothing I could do. in a predicament: If everyone had followed the rules, we would not be… …

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