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Synonyms for problem
ˈprɒb ləmprob·lem

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  1. problemnoun

    Antonyms:
    solution

  2. problemnoun

    Antonyms:
    solution

  3. problemnoun

    Antonyms:
    solution

  4. problemnoun

    Antonyms:
    solution

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. problemnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. problem, jobnoun

    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. problemnoun

    a question raised for consideration or solution

    "our homework consisted of ten problems to solve"

    Synonyms:
    trouble, job

  3. trouble, problemnoun

    a source of difficulty

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

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

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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. problemnoun

    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. Chris Cuomo:

    Now too many see the protests as the problem. No, the problem is what forced your fellow citizens to take to the streets: persistent, poisonousinequities and injustice, and please, show me where it says protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful. Because I can show you that outraged citizens are what made the country what she is and led to any major milestone. To be honest, this is not a tranquil time.

  2. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder:

    I want to solve this problem, i don't want to walk away from it.

  3. Garcia Zarate:

    A day later, he reiterated his campaign promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In 2015, prior to Kate’s law being passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, Trump tweeted that he supported the law. In another tweet, he criticized former President Barack Obama's reaction to the shooting. During his speech at the Republican National Convention as the GOP presidential nominee, Trump mentioned Steinlein his speech. But where was the sanctuary for Kate Steinle? Where was sanctuary for the children of Mary Ann, Sabine and Jamiel Where was sanctuary for all the other- ah it's so sad to even be talking about it cause we can solve this problem so quickly, he said during the speech, referencing sanctuary cities. I don't pay too much attention to it, you know, they're going to say what they're going to say. I really have no say in what's going to be put out there, Brad Steinle said in response to Trump's comments, according to a 2016 interview withABC 7. Jim Steinle told theSan Francisco Chroniclethe family was saddened and shocked by the verdict. There's no other way you can coin it. Justice was rendered, but it was not served.

  4. Kelly Rethmeyer:

    That's what made so many organizations vulnerable to this potential problem.

  5. Donald Trump:

    You have to look -- you have to give a little flexibility, if you have a state in the Midwest, or if Alaska, for example, doesn't have a problem, it's awfully tough to say,' close it down.' We have to have a little bit of flexibility.


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