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double bind

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of double bind

  1. a situation in which one has to choose between two or more equally unsatisfactory choices <the double bind faced by every politician: responding to scurrilous charges only gives them unwarranted publicity; not responding to such charges is often interpreted as an admission of guilt> Synonyms catch-22, dilemma, quandaryRelated Words deadlock, impasse, quagmire, stalemate, standoff; knot, problem; bind, difficulty, fix, hole, jam, pickle, pinch, plight, predicament, spotNear Antonyms breeze, cinch, duck soup, snap




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