A to Z Challenge – Dilemma

DILEMMA: Argument forcing opponent to choose one of two alternatives both unfavourable to him; position that leaves only a choice between equally unwelcome possibilities. 

I was perplexed after reading the meaning from my 1976 dictionary, as this was not my understanding of Dilemma.  I get the bit where one has to choose, but the unfavourable or equally unwelcome possibilities got me.  Could you not have a dilemma over favourable or equally welcome choices?  Or is there another word for that state of mind?   I checked  online dictionaries and there are no positive dilemma’s.

Synonyms for Dilemma such as predicament, quandary, perplexed, conundrum and muddle, conjure up unfavourable possibilities for me.

So here’s a DilemMa

Must I stop thinking that making a choice between a  delicious slice of carrot cake or an exquisite chocolate brownie a DilemMa, because both are favourable  and equally most welcome to me!

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge – Dilemma

    • Thanks, I was going to write something completely different, but when I read the definition of Dilemma in the dictionary, it didn’t fit. So another dilemma for me………

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