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Dictionary Definition

stumper n : a particularly difficult or baffling question or problem [syn: poser, toughie, sticker]

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  1. One who stumps, or speaks, or orates, as a politician.
    He's not yet well known, but he's a good stumper.
  2. A difficult puzzle or problem.
    Global warming is a real stumper.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Chinese puzzle, baffling problem, brain twister, campaigner, crossword puzzle, crux, electioneer, enigma, enigmatic question, floorer, jigsaw puzzle, knot, knotty point, mind-boggler, mystery, nut to crack, perplexed question, perplexity, poser, problem, puzzle, puzzlement, puzzler, question, question mark, sixty-four dollar question, sticker, stump orator, stump speaker, tough proposition, vexed question, whistle-stopper, why
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