n difficult or unpleasant situation, esp one in which sb is uncertain what to do （困难的或为难的）处境, 窘况（尤指不知所措者）
*Your refusal puts me in an awkward predicament. 你一拒绝让我感到十分为难.
* A loan of money would help me out of my predicament. 只需一笔贷款就能帮我摆脱困境.
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: 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 country's economic predicament
She went to the office to explain her predicament .
in a predicament
Other married couples are in a similar predicament.