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synonyms for conundrum

  • enigma
  • mystery
  • riddle
  • brain-teaser
  • mystification
  • poser
  • problem
  • puzzlement
  • why
  • closed book
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Smartphone cameras automatically try to combat this conundrum by taking multiple pictures at different exposure levels, and then quickly mashing them together to try to even things out every time you press the button.
PHOTOSHOP WILL SOON USE AI TO ADD DRAMATIC SKIES TO YOUR BORING PHOTOSSTAN HORACZEKSEPTEMBER 23, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The pandemic has merely laid bare and made even starker the economic challenges Alberta was already facing—the essential conundrums of boom and bust at the heart of any oil region.
AFTER THE BOOM: CANADA’S OIL CAPITAL FACES AN UNCERTAIN FUTUREKDUNN6SEPTEMBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
This, needless to say, is not a new conundrum, but one that philosophers have discussed for as long as there’ve been philosophers.
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That has created a little bit of a promotional conundrum for Scroll.
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Primordial magnetism might also help resolve another cosmological conundrum known as the Hubble tension — probably the hottest topic in cosmology.
THE HIDDEN MAGNETIC UNIVERSE BEGINS TO COME INTO VIEWNATALIE WOLCHOVERJULY 2, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
We protest, too, against that class of cases where the metaphor becomes a species of conundrum.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 67, NUMBER 414, APRIL, 1850VARIOUS
And my conundrum was, Had I lectured my curate, or had my curate lectured me?
MY NEW CURATEP.A. SHEEHAN
This was the feathered conundrum that flitted about before me.
BIRDS OF THE ROCKIESLEANDER SYLVESTER KEYSER
The Irish cook one day proposed to the ship's captain the following conundrum: "Is anny thin' lost whin yeez know where 'tis?"
MUSKRAT CITYHENRY ABBOTT
But I haven't really looked into the question since I gave the conundrum up twenty years ago, on what was then the best authority.
QUESTIONABLE SHAPESWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
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WORDS RELATED TO CONUNDRUM

  • Catch-22
  • conundrum
  • deception
  • decoy
  • drawback
  • fly in the ointment
  • hitch
  • joke
  • puzzle
  • puzzler
  • snag
  • stumbling block
  • trap
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