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Meaning of CONUNDRUM

Pronunciation:  ku'nundrum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a difficult problem
 

CONUNDRUM is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: brain-teaser, enigma, riddle
 
 See Also: problem

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 

 

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