Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Conundrum"

The meaning of "Conundrum" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does it's quite a conundrum. mean?
A: Hi! What don't you understand, "conundrum" or "quite a"?
A "conundrum" is a problem or a question that is very difficult to solve.
"Quite a" expresses that something (in this case the conundrum) is perceived as impressive or unusual in some way.
So "it's quite a conundrum" could mean something like: it's particularly hard to solve/it's so unusual/it's remarkable, etc.
Q: What does conundrum mean?
A: A conundrum is "a confusing and difficult problem or question." For example, in economics, a country wants full employment (that is, a country wants everyone to have a job), but a country does not want inflation.
Q: What does conundrum mean?
A: A conundrum means a difficult puzzle.
Q: What does "conundrum" mean?
A: A riddle or a puzzling problem

Example sentences using "Conundrum"

Q: Please show me example sentences with ​‎It's a conundrum. .
A: Here is an example sentence from the Oxford Learner's Dictionary.

The role of clouds is one of the big conundrums of climatology.

And here is the example sentence I thought of.

If I take this job in Europe, I'll have to leave my family. But if I don't take it and stay with my family, I'll be passing up the opportunity of a lifetime. I don't know how I'm going to solve this conundrum.

Synonyms of "Conundrum" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between conundrum and stalemate and catch-22 ?
A: A conundrum is any difficult situation or puzzle, especially if it contradicts itself.
"I applied for a job, but they said I needed experience first. How can I get experience if I can't get a job? It is a conundrum"
A stalemate is a situation in which both sides are unable to progress. There can't be a winner unless the stalemate is broken. "The chess game ended when neither player had enough pieces to win the game, and a stalemate was called"
A Catch 22 is a little harder to explain, but it is when one event happening depends on a second thing happening, but then the second thing blocks the first. The best example is from the book "Catch 22". A soldier wanted to be discharged from the army. One reason for being discharged from the army is because you are crazy. But when the soldier asked to be discharged because he was crazy, the general said only a sane person could make this request, so because he made the request, he was not crazy and couldn't get out. A Catch 22 is a specific type of a conundrum, but not all conundrums are Catch 22.

Translations of "Conundrum"

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Other questions about "Conundrum"

Q: What do conundrum and malaise mean? Are they common words?
A: They’re not super common words. It sounds like something you would read in a textbook or in literature.

Conundrum (noun) means problem. Malaise (noun) means to feel unwell.

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