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straits

noun

1 straits

A bad or difficult situation or state of affairs.

synonyms: pass, strait.

Roget 804: poverty, indigence, penury, pauperism, destitution, want; need, neediness; lack, necessity, privation, distress, difficulties, ... show more



2 straits

A difficult juncture.

synonyms: head, pass.


Moby thesaurus: arm, armlet, bay, bayou, belt, bight, bind, boca, broken fortune, clutch, complication, cove, creek, crunch, difficulties, distress, embarrassing position, embarrassment, estuary, euripus ... show more.

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