A quandary is a state of uncertainty or confusion, typically when faced with a difficult decision or problem. It refers to a situation where one is unsure about what course of action to take.

Interesting fact: The word “quandary” originated in the 16th century and is derived from the Latin word “quandarius,” meaning “of what sort.” It was originally used to describe a legal term for a jury’s inability to reach a verdict, highlighting the idea of being in a state of uncertainty.