What does the word quandary mean?

Usage examples for quandary

  1. The gold Democrats were now in a quandary. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  2. In this quandary the Chief Forester, all unknown to the lad, saw his embarrassment, and with the quick intuition so characteristic of the man, divined the cause. – The Boy With the U. S. Foresters by Francis Rolt-Wheeler