What does problematic mean?

Definitions for problematic
ˌprɒb ləˈmæt ɪkprob·lem·at·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debatable, problematic, problematicaladjective

    open to doubt or debate

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

  2. baffling, elusive, knotty, problematic, problematical, toughadjective

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

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


  1. problematicnoun

    A problem or difficulty in a particular field of study

  2. problematicadjective

    posing a problem; difficult to overcome or solve

  3. problematicadjective

    debatable; open to doubt

  4. problematicadjective

    unresolved or dubious

  5. problematicadjective

    doubtful or uncertain in its outcome

  6. Etymology: Shortening of problematical, from problematicus, from προβληματικός, from πρόβλημα, from προβάλλω, from πρό + βάλλω.


  1. problematic

    Problematic refers to something that presents a problem, difficulty, complexity, or a source of trouble. It could also refer to something that causes uncertainty, is not clear, or not resolved. This term can be used when describing situations, individuals' behaviors, statements, subjects, or objects.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Problematicadjective

    alt. of Problematical


  1. Problematic

    "Problematic" is the name of Five Star's very first single, released in October 1983. The song was performed on BBC TV's 'Pebble Mill At One' show, which brought the band to public attention. According to Five Star's father/manager, Buster Pearson, RCA records were on the phone offering the band a record contract before the end of their performance. Five Star were asked to perform "Problematic" on the show as that particular edition was focussing on unemployment, trying to find work, and the problems that come with it. The song was simply about a young girl leaving school, trying to find work. "Problematic" failed to chart in the UK. 7” Single: 1. Problematic 2. Big Funk 12” Single: 1. Problematic 2. Problematic 3. Big Funk The 12" single and a picture disc version of the 7" single were re-pressed by the Five Star Fan Club in 1989 and sold to members. The 7" and 12" versions of "Problematic" were released digitally on 18 July 2011.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of problematic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of problematic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of problematic in a Sentence

  1. Sanderijn Vanleenhove:

    If it only is Saturday-Monday, the businesses can handle it. If you can't get your jeans today, you will get them next week. Museums will have a worse day or two but it will be manageable in the end, but if it goes on for several more days or weeks - it'll become very problematic.

  2. Grand Rapids.Superintendent Ron Wilson:

    That certainly is problematic for us. Number one, we don't have the additional buses, and even if we did, I don't have enough drivers for the additional buses.

  3. Roger Entner of Recon Analytics:

    The CWA needed to end the strike and The CWA bit the bullet, in my opinion, it reinforced The CWA commitment to basically exiting the least profitable, most problematic part of the business.

  4. Vouyiouklis Kellis:

    Having irregular periods can be a first sign, or even bowel movement changes or constipation. Issues with performance and muscle recovery could become problematic, untreated, if it gets severe and the body's unable to produce any thyroid hormone, everything starts to slow down. You can have memory issues, slow speech, slow movement -- you can even develop fluid around the heart and fluid in the lungs. The heart rate can also slow down.

  5. Jason Blazakis:

    You are blurring the lines between criminality and terrorism and that is extremely problematic.

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