dilemma dilemma  /dɪ ˈlɛ mə/


  • (n) state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options


  1. We tend to think of the innovators dilemma, a term coined by the Harvard Business school professor Clayton M.
  2. More than a technical issue, the dilemma goes to the heart of Hollywoods evolving attitude toward animated movies.
  3. To the Editor: At the core of the debate over war with Iraq lies a single moral dilemma: Saddam Hussein represents a real danger, yet most Iraqis are innocent human beings.


  1. The Dilemma for Regional Banks

    The Dilemma for Regional Banks        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  2. Video from General Motors & Synaptic Digital: Charging Your Electric Car Away From Home Just Got Easier

    Detroit -- One dilemma faced by current and prospective electric cars owners has been where to recharge when away from home. Luckily, the day is fast approaching when charging stations will be found outside ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Europe Outrage Over NSA Tempered by Necessity

    Europe faces dilemma in NSA surveillance: how to protect privacy but get vital intelligence        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ABC News


  1. In a message read to Latin American artists at the launch of his five-day birthday bash, Castro said: "I direct myself to you, intellectuals and prestigious personalities of the world, with a dilemma. I could not meet with you in a small locale,...
    on Nov 29, 2006 By: Fidel Castro Source: The South African Star

  2. "The military is very strong and extremely disciplined. As long as the armed forces of Pakistan remain united, which they will and are, no harm can come to Pakistan. The harm can come from the political dilemma. We have to resolve the political...
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "The use of intercept in evidence characterizes a central dilemma we face as a free society - that of preserving our liberties and the rule of law, while at the same time keeping our nation safe and secure," Brown told lawmakers.
    on Feb 6, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: International Herald Tribune

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