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A dilemma (Greek: δίλημμα "double proposition") is a problem offering two possibilities, neither of which is unambiguously acceptable or preferable. The possibilities are termed the horns of the dilemma, a clichéd usage, but distinguishing the dilemma from other kinds of predicament as a matter of usage.[1]

Cartoon showing William Ewart Gladstone in a dilemma - if he climbs to escape the guard dog he will face the man's wrath, but if he drops to avoid the man, the dog will attack him