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problem

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of problem

  1. 1 something that requires thought and skill for resolution the problem of world hunger Synonyms of problem case, challenge, knot, matter, nut, trouble Words Related to problem issue, question; corner, fix, hole, hot water, jam, mire, pickle, predicament, quagmire, spot; crux, Gordian knot, sticky wicket, toughie (also toughy); catch-22, dilemma, quandary; catch, glitch, hitch, pitfall, snag; conundrum, enigma, mystery, puzzle, puzzlement, riddle; brainteaser, perplexer, poser, stumper Near Antonyms of problem magic bullet, silver bullet; cure-all, panacea Antonyms of problem answer, solution

  2. 2 an interrogative expression often used to test knowledge there were only 10 problems on the exam, but they were all challenging Synonyms of problem interrogative, questionWords Related to problem brainteaser, conundrum, poser, puzzle, quiz, riddle, stickler, stumper, toughie (also toughy)Near Antonyms of problem answer, response, solution



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