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plight

noun

1 plight

A situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one:
— The woeful plight of homeless people.

synonyms: predicament, quandary.

Roget 7: state, condition, category, estate, lot, ease, trim, mood, pickle, plight, temper; aspect etc. (appearance) ... show more

Roget 771: security; guaranty, guarantee; gage, warranty, bond, tie, pledge, plight, mortgage, collateral, debenture, hypothecation, ... show more

Dutch: netelige positie, hachelijke situatie, toestand, benarde toestand, klasse



2 plight

A solemn pledge of fidelity.

synonym: troth.

Roget 768: promise, undertaking, word, troth, plight, pledge, parole, word of honor, vow; oath etc. (affirmation) 535; ... show more

verb

1 plight

Give to in marriage.

synonyms: affiance, betroth, engage.

Dutch: engageren, verloven

2 plight

Promise solemnly and formally.

synonym: pledge.

Dutch: plechtig beloven


Moby thesaurus: adverse circumstances, adversity, affiance, affliction, aggravation, annoyance, assurance, assure, avouch, avouchment, baffle, bafflement, bearings, become engaged, betroth, bewilderment, bind, blight, bother, box ... show more.

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