predicament noun

ADJ. awful, awkward, dire, worse Other companies are in an even worse predicament than ourselves. | current, present | financial, personal

VERB + PREDICAMENT be in, find yourself in, get into Many young people find themselves in this predicament. | place sb in, put sb in | escape (from), get out of How were we to escape this awful predicament? | solve

PREP. in a/the ~ Now I really was in a dire predicament.