Quandary (noun)

  1. A state of uncertainty or perplexity over what to do in a difficult situation.
  2. A state of doubt or perplexity as to what to decide or do.

Origin:

Early 17th century: from archaic quandary, from old french quant-darei "what shall i do?", from quant "how much" + darei, from latin debere "to owe".

Examples:

  1. She was in a quandary about what to do with her life.
  2. He was in a quandary about whether to accept the job offer.
  3. She was in a quandary about what to wear to the wedding.
  4. He was in a quandary about how to handle the situation.
  5. She was in a quandary about whether to go to college or start working.
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