Definition of Conundrum

1. Noun. A difficult problem.

Exact synonyms: Brain-teaser, Enigma, Riddle
Generic synonyms: Problem
Derivative terms: Riddle, Riddle



Definition of Conundrum

1. n. A kind of riddle based upon some fanciful or fantastic resemblance between things quite unlike; a puzzling question, of which the answer is or involves a pun.

Definition of Conundrum

1. Noun. A difficult question or riddle, especially one using a play on words in the answer. ¹

2. Noun. A difficult choice or decision that must be made. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Conundrum

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conundrum

conturbed
contuse
contused
contuses
contusing
contusion
contusion pneumonia
contusional
contusioned
contusions
contusive
conubial
conuenient
conular
conundra
conundrum (current term)
conundrums
conurban
conurbation
conurbations
conurbia
conurbias
conure
conures
conus
conus arteriosus
conus elasticus
conus medullaris
conusable
conusant

Literary usage of Conundrum

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1859)
"Accordingly, the Portuguese conundrum, “What does a dog make when he goes into the sun? ... A shadow,” and the waterman's conundrum, when he asked a brother ..."

2. Modern British Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1920)
"THE conundrum OF THE WORKSHOPS When the flush of a newborn sun fell first on Eden's green and gold, Our father Adam sat under the Tree and scratched with a ..."

3. A Short History of English Literature by George Saintsbury (1898)
"CHAPTER V EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY DRAMA The conundrum of the drama — Fading of eighteenth-century tragedy — Minor comic writers: the domestic play—Goldsmith ..."

4. The Book of Humorous Verse by Carolyn Wells (1920)
"A CONJUGAL conundrum WHICH is of greater value, prythee, say, The Bride or Bridegroom?—must the truth be told? Alas, it must! The Bride is given away— The ..."

5. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"That's why I say ut takes a strong man to dale with the Ould Church, an' for that reason you'll find so many women go there. An' that same's a conundrum. ..."

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