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1. A riddle in which a fanciful question is answered by a pun.
2. A paradoxical, insoluble, or difficult problem; a dilemma: "the conundrum ... of achieving full employment without inflation" (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.).
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1. a riddle, esp one whose answer makes a play on words
2. a puzzling question or problem
[C16: of unknown origin]
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1. a riddle whose answer involves a pun.
2. anything that puzzles.
[1590–1600; pseudo-Latin word of obscure orig.]
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a riddle the answer to which requires a pun or other word play.See also: Games
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|Noun||1.||conundrum - a difficult problem |
problem - a question raised for consideration or solution; "our homework consisted of ten problems to solve"
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noun puzzle, problem, riddle, enigma, teaser, poser, brain-teaser (informal) It was a conundrum with no solution.
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conundrum[kəˈnʌndrəm] n (= puzzle) → énigme f
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n (lit, fig) → Rätsel nt
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conundrum[kəˈnʌndrəm] n → indovinello
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