dilemma vs difficulty :

dilemma or difficulty

A dilemma is a difficult choice, not just any difficulty or problem.Whether to invite your son’s mother to his high school graduation whenyour current wife hates her is a dilemma. Cleaning up after a hurricaneis just a problem, though a difficult one.“Dilemna” is a common misspelling of “dilemma.”

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

  • n  an effort that is inconvenient
    had difficulty walking
    finished the test only with great difficulty
  • n  a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result
  • n  a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
  • n  the quality of being difficult
    they agreed about the difficulty of the climb
News & Articles

  • Zimmerman jury selection: notoriety of case is key
    The dilemma confronting lawyers trying to pick a jury in the George Zimmerman trial was summed up neatly by a member of the pool on the second day of the selection process.
    June 13, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • The new fatherhood dilemma: Surviving 'Daddy guilt'
    Disappoint your boss or disappoint your child? It’s a painful dilemma working women have had to confront for decades, but now men are discovering a similar work-life balance conundrum.They're changing diapers and attending soccer games, so it's no surprise that in a recent Redbook poll, 40 percent of moms described their husbands as "extremely" hands-on fathers, and 72 percent said their ...
    June 12, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • The Dilemma for Regional Banks
    The Dilemma for Regional Banks        
    June 11, 2013 - The Motley Fool

  • Does Syria Mean the End of the Responsibility to Protect?
    The crisis underscores the difficulty of reconciling humanitarian ideals with geopolitical concerns.        
    June 13, 2013 - The Atlantic
  • NEWS: Yarn Yoshi Status Discussed
    Takashi Tezuka gives a brief status update for the game including comments on difficulty. Nintendo's Takashi Tezuka has briefly spoken about the status of the Wii U Yoshi game, Yarn Yoshi, in a recent interview. His explanation of why the game was absent this week was that it is not in a state that Nintendo feels is ready to be shown. He also touched upon why Good-Feel was chosen as the ...
    June 13, 2013 - Nintendo World Report
  • 7 Reasons You Might Want to Go for Another Cup of Coffee
    Whether you call it java, joe, mud, or a cuppa, one hundred million of us drink coffee every day. Sixty percent of us say we have difficulty starting our day without coffee. It’s a $30 billion business here in the United States, and for good reason: Coffee drinkers love its taste (whether black or “light and sweet”), swear by its mind-sharpening attributes, and can attest to its addictive nature ...
    June 12, 2013 - Takepart.com via Yahoo! News