A situation when you are stuck between 3 shitty outcomes, similar to a dilemma
"He was in a trilemma when he cheated on his girlfriend while drunk. He could deny it, admit it, or break up"
by OffTheHeezy June 28, 2008
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Trilemma is a situation in which it is very difficult to choose among three unpleasant choices.
The electorates are faced with the trilemma of choosing among the three aspirants who are bereft of experiences to drive the country forward.
by poet B March 26, 2014