conundrum

  

Definition

A complex or perplexing problem that generally has no clear solution. For example, a failing company can find itself in a conundrum as they try to figure out a solution to generate profits again.

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  • The unclear legal landscape of the industry left the CEO in a conundrum over which path to lead the company

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  • The company found itself in a conundrum when their supplier was unable to provide new materials and they had several hundred orders beginning to back up.

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  • The puzzle presented itself as quite the conundrum when even the brightest of minds and puzzle masters couldn't solve it's mysteries.

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