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Synonyms for problem
ˈprɒb ləm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. problem, job(noun)

    a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved

    "she and her husband are having problems"; "it is always a job to contact him"; "urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog"

    Synonyms:
    occupation, job, line, trouble, chore, line of work, business, task, caper

  2. problem(noun)

    a question raised for consideration or solution

    "our homework consisted of ten problems to solve"

    Synonyms:
    trouble, job

  3. trouble, problem(noun)

    a source of difficulty

    "one trouble after another delayed the job"; "what's the problem?"

    Synonyms:
    fuss, job, trouble, worry, hassle, difficulty, bother

Wiktionary

  1. problem(noun)

    Antonyms:
    solution

  2. problem(noun)

    Antonyms:
    solution

  3. problem(noun)

    Antonyms:
    solution

  4. problem(noun)

    Antonyms:
    solution

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. problem(n)

    Conundrum, a word of unknown origin, signifies some question or statement in which some hidden and fanciful resemblance is involved, the answer often depending upon a pun; an enigma is a dark saying; a paradox is a true statement that at first appears absurd or contradictory; a problem is something thrown out for solution; puzzle (from oppose) referred originally to the intricate arguments by which disputants opposed each other in the old philosophic schools. The riddle is an ambiguous or paradoxical statement with a hidden meaning to be guessed by the mental acuteness of the one to whom it is proposed; the riddle is not so petty as the conundrum, and may require much acuteness for its answer; a problem may require simply study and scholarship, as a problem in mathematics; a puzzle may be in something other than verbal statement, as a dissected map or any perplexing mechanical contrivance. Both enigma and puzzle may be applied to any matter difficult of answer or solution, enigma conveying an idea of greater dignity, puzzle applying to something more commonplace and mechanical; there are many dark enigmas in human life and in the course of providence; the location of a missing object is often a puzzle.

    Synonyms:
    conundrum, enigma, paradox, puzzle, riddle

    Antonyms:
    answer, axiom, explanation, proposition, solution

Editors Contribution

  1. obstacle

    something that prevents progress

    poverty is the great obstacle to the development of the country

    Submitted by rinat on May 26, 2016  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. problem(n.)

    Synonyms:
    question (to be solved), enigma, puzzle, riddle, moot point, point in dispute, point to be solved or settled, question at issue, vexed question

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How to use problem in a sentence?

  1. Khalid Albaih:

    I know what will make the father take such extreme measures to try to get his family to safety. I had tears in my eyes. Only a parent would understand, visas are not the cause of the problem, but it's a big part of why thousands are dead at sea and it dictates our movements and freedom.

  2. Mark Hyman:

    And 6-year-old children getting participation trophies to me is not a problem that deserves a lot of our attention or concern.

  3. Todd Curtis:

    If there is a suspicion ... that theres not only something inherently wrong with 737 Max 8 aircraft, but there are no procedures in place to cure the problem, then yes, they should either ground the plane, or there are several levels of things they could do.

  4. Adam Schiff:

    It's tough though, particularly when we don't have great intelligence in places like Syria to identify what's happened to Americans who have gone overseas to fight, very opaque and difficult to track. That problem is magnified a hundred times in Europe, where people can travel freely with a passport.

  5. Michael McCarthy:

    The problem is the widening of the dispute. Europe, the U.S. and China account for almost two thirds of global GDP, an ongoing disruption to trade between these three major economies, prosecuted for domestic political purposes, could sink global growth.


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