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PROBLEMATIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does problematic mean? 

PROBLEMATIC (adjective)
  The adjective PROBLEMATIC has 2 senses:

1. open to doubt or debate
2. making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe

  Familiarity information: PROBLEMATIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROBLEMATIC (adjective)


Sense 1problematic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Open to doubt or debate

Synonyms:

debatable; problematic; problematical

Context example:

If you ever get married, which seems to be extremely problematic

Similar:

questionable (subject to question)


Sense 2problematic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe

Synonyms:

baffling; knotty; problematic; problematical; tough

Context examples:

a baffling problem / I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast / a problematic situation at home

Similar:

difficult; hard (not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure)


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