Conundrum and Mystery


Conundrum noun - Something hard to understand or explain.
Usage example: the conundrum of how an ancient people were able to build such massive structures without the benefit of today's knowledge and technology
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Synonyms for Conundrum

Mystery is a synonym for conundrum in puzzle topic. In some cases you can use "Mystery" instead a noun "Conundrum", when it comes to topics like show, riddle, enigma. popular alternative


Mystery noun - Something hard to understand or explain.
Usage example: why my sister married that guy is still a mystery to my parents
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Synonyms for Mystery

Conundrum is a synonym for mystery in puzzle topic. You can use "Conundrum" instead a noun "Mystery", if it concerns topics such as show, riddle. popular alternative

How words are described

old old conundrum old mystery
little little conundrum little mystery
interesting interesting conundrum interesting mystery
intriguing intriguing conundrum intriguing mystery
Other adjectives: famous, major, classic, greater, strange, last, latest, bigger.

Both words in one sentence

  • The Jeeves Henry from Isaac Asimov's Black Widowers stories: these are puzzle-mysteries in which a group of men discuss a mystery or conundrum over dinner and fail to solve it; the solution is always offered by their humble and devoted waiter Henry.
    Source: The Jeeves
  • Wurtzer: How she [Granny Riddleton] does it is a conundrum wrapped in an enigma-stuffed mystery.
  • Series / Witchblade Kenneth: A mystery, wrapped in a riddle, and cloaked in a conundrum.
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