Predicament vs Deadlock - What's the difference?

predicament | deadlock |


As nouns the difference between predicament and deadlock

is that predicament is a definite class, state or condition while deadlock is a standstill resulting from the opposition of two evenly matched forces; a stalemate or impasse.

As a verb deadlock is

to cause or to come to a deadlock.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

predicament

English

Alternative forms

* (chiefly obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A definite class, state or condition.
  • An unfortunate or trying position or condition; a tight spot.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1978 , author= , title=The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism , page=xv (20th edition) , passage=Culture, for me, is the effort to provide a coherent set of answers to the existential predicaments that confront all human beings in the passage of their life.}}
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 10 , author=Marc Higginson , title=Bolton 1 - 2 Aston Villa , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=The Midlanders will hope the victory will kickstart a campaign that looked to have hit the buffers, but the sense of trepidation enveloping the Reebok Stadium heading into the new year underlines the seriousness of the predicament facing Owen Coyle's men.}}
  • (logic) That which is predicated; a category.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    See also

    * can of worms * difficulty * kettle of fish * tight spot * trouble

    References

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    deadlock

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia deadlock) (en noun)
  • A standstill resulting from the opposition of two evenly matched forces; a stalemate or impasse
  • (computing) An inability to continue due to two programs or devices each requiring a response from the other before completing an operation
  • Derived terms

    * break the deadlock

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to cause or to come to a deadlock
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