What does problematic mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word problematic.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. debatable, problematic, problematical(adj)

    open to doubt or debate

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

  2. baffling, elusive, knotty, problematic, problematical, tough(adj)

    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. problematic(Noun)

    A problem or difficulty in a particular field of study

  2. problematic(Adjective)

    posing a problem; difficult to overcome or solve

  3. problematic(Adjective)

    debatable; open to doubt

  4. problematic(Adjective)

    unresolved or dubious

  5. problematic(Adjective)

    doubtful or uncertain in its outcome

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Problematic(adj)

    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. Heike Thiel de Bocanegra:

    That is actually pretty high and very problematic.

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    It’s problematic, what about a taser? What about pepper spray?

  3. Shawn Nolan:

    We are requesting a full investigation into tonight's problematic execution.

  4. Michael Avenatti:

    This case just became much more problematic for the president and Mr. Cohen.

  5. Sanderijn Vanleenhove:

    But if it goes on for several more days or weeks - it'll become very problematic.

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Translations for problematic

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • problemàtic, dubtós, incertCatalan, Valencian
  • problematickýCzech
  • Problematik, problematischGerman
  • 66 Jersey Ray Devil προβληματικόςGreek
  • ongelmallinen, problemaattinen, epävarma, problematiikkaFinnish
  • problématique, irrésoluFrench
  • problematycznyPolish
  • проблематичныйRussian
  • சிக்கல்Tamil

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