Definitions for: Conundrum

[n] a difficult problem

Webster (1913) Definition: Co*nun"drum, n. [Origin unknown.]
1. 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.

Or pun ambiguous, or conundrum quaint. --J. Philips.

2. A question to which only a conjectural answer can be made.

Do you think life is long enough to let me speculate
on conundrums like that? --W. Black.

Synonyms: brain-teaser, enigma, riddle

See Also: problem

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