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dilemma

 [dĭ-lem´ah]
any difficult or perplexing situation or problem; in bioethics, a situation requiring a choice between equally undesirable alternatives.

di·lem·ma

(di-lem'ă),
Predicament caused by conflicting, difficult, or otherwise unsatisfactory choices.
[G. conflict of choices, fr. di-, two, dual + lēmma, proposition]
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In the case of adopting the first criterion, reflecting on an apparently dilemmatic situation can reveal a secundum quid conflict, an instance of misidentifying a practical conflict as a moral conflict or an instance of genuine value incommensurability.
Indeed, this dilemmatic private / public division rooted in traditional work-family discourses (Wharton, 2004) was intrinsic to much of the interview data analysed in this research study.
Emergent identity and dilemmatic spaces: Pre-service teachers' engagement with EAL collaboration.
Being reshaped as in-between identity as the continous articulation of a double process (Kaufmann, L'Invention 55), Tanase's identity mythology takes shape alongside his confrontations with the history of totalitarianism in which the masks of the social actor are juxtaposed to the hypostases of a dilemmatic identity specific to the "modern individual" sliding from a fictional logic of generalized reflexion which decunstructs itself (Kaufmann, L'Invention 510).
So I am concerned not with character judgments about the products of dilemmatic deliberation and choice; instead, I concentrate on the legitimacy of making character judgments based on the very onset of a moral dilemma.
Indeed, the Government was faced with a dilemmatic situation which required it to raise oil prices while the people's purchasing power was very low and the business sector was still in shambles.
Dilemmatic constructions of career in the career counseling interview.