pre·dic·a·ment [pri-dik-uh-muh nt for 1, 3; pred-i-kuh-muh nt for 2]
1. a very difficult or embarrassing situation.
2. the classification or status assigned by a predication, specifically, a category.
3. a specific state or condition.
1350-1400; 1580-90 for def 1; Middle English < Late Latin praedicāmentum something predicated, asserted, derivative of praedicāre. See predicate, -ment
Coach Anderson was in a predicament when three of his starters were injured over the course of the season.