trilemma - definition and synonyms

noun
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a trilemma is like a dilemma but is even more difficult due to the many issues involved in making a decision.

    With the current difficulties in getting the banks to start lending, people to start buying houses and the low inflation rate, the Chancellor is facing a real trilemma.

    Submitted by Canuck1 from United Kingdom on 24/03/2009