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What is another word for catch-22?

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Noun
A hidden problem, danger or disadvantage in an apparently ideal situation
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“Yet a closer look at the conditions underlying its provision reveals that the acquisition of education was not an unmitigated good, but a hidden catch-22.”
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A problematic situation that is difficult or impossible to escape
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“We humans are faced with a catch-22 of our own natures in confronting change.”
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Something that is self-contradictory
“This is further complicated by the catch-22 statement of faith, where a man sincerely claims a non-existent malady so that he can be healed.”
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Something that needs to be resolved
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An issue or problem requiring resolution
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A situation in which further action or progress by opposing or competing parties seems impossible
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A situation in which the solution to one problem creates a chain of problems
Adjective
Requiring great skill or finesse in handling or treatment
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