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1. plight

noun. ['ˈplaɪt'] a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one.

Synonyms

  • hot water
  • box
  • corner
  • quandary
  • predicament
  • care

Antonyms

  • disorganize
  • injudiciousness
  • negate
  • agitate

Etymology

  • plight (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pliht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • plit (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Plight

  • overexcite
  • disinvite
  • semi-height
  • satterwhite
  • reinvite
  • reignite
  • nonwhite
  • forthright
  • de-excite
  • contrite
  • riunite
  • reunite
  • overwrite
  • overnite
  • overnight
  • mcwright
  • mcwhite
  • mcright
  • mcknight
  • mccright
  • macknight
  • enwright
  • despite
  • clevite
  • uptight
  • upright
  • tonite
  • tonight
  • strite
  • streit

How do you pronounce plight?

Pronounce plight as plaɪt.

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Example sentences of the word plight


1. Noun, singular or mass
It was at this point that Adam jumped on Twitter to share the plight of his missing mouser.

Quotes containing the word plight


1. And therein lies the whole of man's plight. Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs ahead in a straight line. That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition.
- Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

2. The best consolation in misfortune or affliction of any kind will be the thought of other people who are in a still worse plight than yourself; and this is a form of consolation open to every one. But what an awful fate this means for mankind as a whole! We are like lambs in a field, disporting themselves under the eye of the butcher, who chooses out first one and then another for his prey.
- Arthur Schopenhauer, On the Suffering of the World

3. So, when on one side you hoist in Locke's head, you go over that way; but now, on the other side, hoist in Kant's and you come back again; but in very poor plight. Thus, some minds for ever keep trimming boat. Oh, ye foolish! throw all these thunder-heads overboard, and then you will float light and right.
- Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

2. plight

noun. ['ˈplaɪt'] a solemn pledge of fidelity.

Synonyms

  • troth
  • assurance

Antonyms

  • easy
  • effortlessness
  • unbox

Etymology

  • plight (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pliht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • plit (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. plight

verb. ['ˈplaɪt'] promise solemnly and formally.

Synonyms

  • assure
  • covenant
  • guarantee
  • vow
  • promise
  • pledge

Antonyms

  • break
  • dissuade
  • dishonor
  • nonmember

Etymology

  • plight (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pliht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • plit (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. plight

verb. ['ˈplaɪt'] give to in marriage.

Synonyms

  • betroth
  • engage
  • vow

Antonyms

  • disengage
  • refrain
  • bore
  • unlock

Etymology

  • plight (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pliht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • plit (Middle English (1100-1500))
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