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The Israelis have suffered a great deal, we must condemn suicide bombers, and we must never say that the plight of the Palestinians justifies this terrible thing.
George Carey

Meaning of "plight" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PLIGHT

Plit, from Old French pleit fold, plait; probably influenced by Old English pliht peril, plight².
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PLIGHT

plight  [plaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PLIGHT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Plight is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PLIGHT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of plight in the English dictionary

The definition of plight in the dictionary is a condition of extreme hardship, danger, etc.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PLIGHT


backlight
ˈbæklaɪt
cellulite
ˈsɛljʊˌlaɪt
daylight
ˈdeɪˌlaɪt
delight
dɪˈlaɪt
flashlight
ˈflæʃˌlaɪt
flight
flaɪt
headlight
ˈhɛdˌlaɪt
highlight
ˈhaɪˌlaɪt
light
laɪt
limelight
ˈlaɪmˌlaɪt
lite
laɪt
moonlight
ˈmuːnˌlaɪt
polite
pəˈlaɪt
satellite
ˈsætəˌlaɪt
skylight
ˈskaɪˌlaɪt
slight
slaɪt
spotlight
ˈspɒtˌlaɪt
starlight
ˈstɑːˌlaɪt
sunlight
ˈsʌnlaɪt
twilight
ˈtwaɪˌlaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PLIGHT

plicate
plicated
plicately
plicateness
plication
plicature
plied
plier
pliers
plies
plight one´s troth
plighter
plightful
plim
plimsole
plimsoll
Plimsoll line
pling
Plinian
plink

WORDS THAT END LIKE PLIGHT

back-up light
blight
bright
candlelight
come to light
green light
greenlight
in-flight
in mid-flight
put to flight
red light
searchlight
see the light
tail-light
the limelight
the spotlight
torchlight
traffic light
ultralight
Very light
white light

Synonyms and antonyms of plight in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PLIGHT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «plight» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of plight

Translation of «plight» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PLIGHT

Find out the translation of plight to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of plight from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «plight» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

困境
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

situación difícil
570 millions of speakers

English

plight
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दुर्दशा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

محنة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бедственное
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

situação difícil
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অঙ্গীকার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

situation critique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Nasib
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Not
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

苦境
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

곤경
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kasangsaran
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hoàn cảnh khó khăn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அவல நிலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्थिती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vâât
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

situazione critica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

los
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тяжке
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

hal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δεινά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lot
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

belägenhet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vanskelige situasjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of plight

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PLIGHT»

The term «plight» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.739 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PLIGHT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «plight» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «plight» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about plight

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10 QUOTES WITH «PLIGHT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word plight.
1
Mahmoud Abbas
The time has come to end the suffering and the plight of millions of Palestine refugees in the homeland and the Diaspora, to end their displacement and to realize their rights, some of them forced to take refuge more than once in different places of the world.
2
Bhumibol Adulyadej
There also is the plight that comes from natural disasters; these natural disasters could be alleviated or dealt with; we only need some time to do it.
3
Tim Bishop
The people who do not get jobs are often the most vulnerable in our society, and joblessness is a terrible plight for anyone who suffers from it.
4
Edgar Bronfman, Sr.
For decades, the plight of the Palestinian people has been exacerbated by internal corruption, a lack of effective investment, and the political cynicism of the Arab states, who often did not have the best interests of the Palestinians at heart.
5
Joy Bryant
I don't have children of my own so I can't say I know the plight of being a parent, but I can kinda understand some of the complexities of it.
6
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
In Hanover Park they highlighted the terrible plight of backyard dwellers and the fact that year after year nothing has been done to help you: the hope and despair you all live with every day.
7
George Carey
The Israelis have suffered a great deal, we must condemn suicide bombers, and we must never say that the plight of the Palestinians justifies this terrible thing.
8
Wade Davis
What could be more lonely than to be enveloped in silence, to be the last of your people to speak your native tongue, to have no way to pass on the wisdom of the elders, to anticipate the promise of the children. This tragic fate is indeed the plight of someone somewhere roughly every two weeks.
9
Colman Domingo
It is true that as people, we tend to remember only the positive. With time, the grim details fade away, and as a species we survive on this notion. In our desire to gloss over the undeniable macabre parts of our American history, we forget. That amnesia manifests itself, especially when dealing with the plight of black men.
10
Dominick Dunne
For me, the path of failure exceeded by far the joys of success. My plight was hopeless.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PLIGHT»

Discover the use of plight in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to plight and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Peer Harassment in School: The Plight of the Vulnerable and ...
What are the psychological and health consequences of victimization? What can school professionals do to help? This volume presents the latest psychological research on chronically victimized children and adolescents.
Jaana Juvonen, Sandra Graham, 2001
2
The Plight of Feeling: Sympathy and Dissent in the Early ...
Stern argues that these novels gave voice to a collective mourning over the violence of the Revolution and the foreclosure of liberty for the nation's noncitizens—women, the poor, Native and African Americans.
Julia A. Stern, 2008
3
Plight and Fate of Women During and Following Genocide
This volume takes one stride towards assessing these grievances, and argues against policies calculated to continue such indifference to great human suffering. The horror and pain suffered by females does not end with the act of rape.
Samuel Totten, 2012
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Lost Childhoods: The Plight of the Parentified Child
First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Gregory J. Jurkovic, 1997
5
A Physician's Plight: A Memoir: Professional Success ... ...
It isn't only Katherine Klein's medical school education, residency training, and launching into practice that's so demanding, but what creeps into her personal life along the way.
Katherine Klein, 2012
6
A Hero's Plight: Dark Beginnings
Their journey plays with their courage, their lives, and their sanity. The road is littered with raptors, wolves, spiders, and zombies. If you look deep enough into the novel, you may just learn something.
Hammed Akbaryeh, 2010
7
Lily's Plight
Journey to Pennsylvania backcountry during the French and Indian War.
Dianna Crawford, Sally Laity, 2013
8
Plight of the Fortune Tellers: Why We Need to Manage ...
Why We Need to Manage Financial Risk Differently Riccardo Rebonato. strategy —which should, by definition, have small frequent losses and large rare gains— and our best scenario suggests that the best and expected outcomes are very ...
Riccardo Rebonato, 2010
9
Plight of workers: a report of the Fact Finding Commission ...
The Fact Finding Commission On The Plight Of Works Was Found At The Intiative Of Nagarik Mancha, A Labour Support In Calcutta.
Fact Finding Commission on the Plight of Workers, 1997
10
Peter's Plight and Time Will Tell
'PETER'S PLIGHT ' At the end of the day on Monday of the second week, Glenn asked Jenny to work later.
Alyson Shaw, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PLIGHT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term plight is used in the context of the following news items.
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Letter: Plight of mentally ill remains elusive
As one who has been engaged in advocacy work on behalf of persons with a mental illness who become involved in the justice system, there ... «Albany Times Union, Jul 15»
2
'Highlight Muslim Women's Plight to Split Left'
'Highlight Muslim Women's Plight to Split Left'. New head of Professors for a Strong Israel, Dr. Ronen Shoval, thinks gender issue can create rift ... «Arutz Sheva, Jul 15»
3
Once Again, We Ask: Can the Plight of the Chinese Equity Markets …
Below is what we discussed back on July 7, when the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index (SHCOMP) was in free-fall, falling 30-plus ... «AdviceTrade, Jul 15»
4
The plight of a lonely Foxes fan
Being a Leicester City fan is fun, but lonely. I need to know if there's anyone else out there. There are some teams that everyone supports. «The Roar, Jul 15»
5
Barkeep Confessions: The plight of the female bartender
T'was an average Tuesday evening at my sprawling cherry wood bar, craft brew and hot wings permeating the air like a Glade plug-in, when a ... «Louisville Eccentric Observer, Jul 15»
6
Plight of homemakers in state no better than farmers: Panel
While the spotlight has been on farmers for being pushed into an endless debt trap by loan sharks and canny chit fund operators, there is ... «Bangalore Mirror, Jul 15»
7
Plight of desperate migrants should concern us all
And yet despite the obvious plight of migrants, European countries are continuing to argue about the setting of immigration quotas. Immigration ... «the Irish News, Jul 15»
8
Deve Gowda to fast in Delhi over farmers' plight
BENGALURU: Former prime minister H.D. Deve Gowda will sit on an indefinite fast from Monday in Delhi to protest the government's apathy ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
9
Farmers' plight: Cong calls for assembly session
The Congress MLAs, in their meeting, discussed the plight of the farmers in Telangana. They decided to hold the government accountable on ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
10
A taxi plate plight for the little guy
When it comes to the taxi industry, hard to find anyone sympathetic to the current financial plight of the cabbies. And as for those individuals ... «Ottawa Sun, Jul 15»

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