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problematic

adjective
variants: also problematical

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1 requiring exceptional skill or caution in performance or handling
  • the problematic situation of somehow having two dates for the same party

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2 giving good reason for being doubted, questioned, or challenged
  • whether we should even bother finishing the project at this point is problematic

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doubtful, dubious, problematic, questionable mean not affording assurance of the worth, soundness, or certainty of something. doubtful implies little more than a lack of conviction or certainty. doubtful about whether I said the right thing dubious stresses suspicion, mistrust, or hesitation. dubious about the practicality of the scheme problematic applies especially to things whose existence, meaning, fulfillment, or realization is highly uncertain. whether the project will ever be finished is problematic questionable may imply no more than the existence of doubt but usually suggests that the suspicions are well-grounded. a man of questionable honesty

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The first known use of problematic was in 1609

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“Problematic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/problematic. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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