problematic

[ prob-luh-mat-ik ]
/ ˌprɒb ləˈmæt ɪk /

adjective

of the nature of a problem; doubtful; uncertain; questionable.
Often prob·lem·at·i·cal.

Origin of problematic

1600–10; < Late Latin problēmaticus < Greek problēmatikós, equivalent to problēmat- (stem of próblēma) problem + -ikos -ic

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problematic

problematical

/ (ˌprɒbləˈmætɪk) /

adjective

having the nature or appearance of a problem; questionable
logic obsolete (of a proposition) asserting that a property may or may not holdCompare apodeictic (def. 2), assertoric

Derived Forms

problematically, adverb
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