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problematic

adjective uk   /ˌprɒb.ləˈmæt.ɪk/  us   /ˌprɑː.bləˈmæt̬-/ (also problematical, uk   /-ɪ.kəl/ us   )
C1 full of problems or difficulties: Getting everyone there on time might prove problematic.
problematically
adverb uk   us   /-ɪ.kəl.i/
Translations of “problematic”
in Korean 문제가 많은…
in Arabic إشكالِيّة…
in Portuguese problemático…
in Catalan problemàtic…
in Japanese 問題だらけの, 問題のある…
in Italian problematico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 成問題的, 疑難的…
in Russian сложный, трудный…
in Turkish sorunlu, problemli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 成问题的, 疑难的…
in Polish problematyczny…
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