Synonyms of dilemma in English:


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1‘a discussion with a colleague resolved her dilemma’

quandary, predicament, difficulty, problem, puzzle, conundrum, awkward situation, tricky situation, difficult situation, difficult choice, catch-22, vicious circle, plight, mess, muddle
trouble, perplexity, confusion, conflict, uncertainty, indecision
informal no-win situation, sticky situation, pickle, fix, spot, tight spot, tight corner, poser, facer
British informal sticky wicket


    on the horns of a dilemma

    between the devil and the deep blue sea, between Scylla and Charybdis
    informal in a no-win situation, between a rock and a hard place