A distressing condition or situation.
a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one; "finds himself in a most awkward predicament"; "the woeful plight of homeless people"
a condition or situation of difficulty
a dangerous or a sad situation, an awkward state of affairs
a condition, state, or situation, esp. an unfavorable or unfortunate one: to find oneself in a sorry plight.
A bad situation