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noun [countable] American English pronunciation: dilemma /dɪˈlemə/ American English pronunciation: dilemma /daɪˈlemə/ 
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  1. a situation in which you have to make a difficult decision

    moral/ethical/political dilemmas

    in a dilemma (over something):

    I'm in a dilemma over whether to tell him or not.

    face a dilemma:

    We now face an embarrassing dilemma: Should we stay or go?

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