- of the nature of a problem; doubtful; uncertain; questionable.
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Related Words for problematicallydubiously, askance, suspiciously, tentatively, ambiguously, problematically, questionably, uncertainly
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The similarity between the words "sandlotter" and "sansculotte" is problematically significant, but indubitably suggestive.The Devil's Dictionary
That meant a problematically useful, indubitably dull debate.
Awfully good of you to worry about my sufferings in being obliged to reply to your—problematically—boring letters!An Unknown Lover
Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
At this time I am not problematically given; I have a humour of complaisance upon me, and will contradict no man.Dryden's Works Vol. 3 (of 18)
c.1600, "doubtful, questionable," from French problematique (15c.), from Late Latin problematicus, from Greek problematikos "pertaining to a problem," from problematos, genitive of problema (see problem). Specific sense in logic, differentiating what is possible from what is necessarily true, is from 1610s. Related: Problematical (1560s); problematically.