problematical

problematic

[prob-luh-mat-ik]
adjective
of the nature of a problem; doubtful; uncertain; questionable.
Also, problematical.


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

problematically, adverb
nonproblematic, adjective
nonproblematical, adjective
nonproblematically, adverb
quasi-problematic, adjective
unproblematic, adjective
unproblematical, adjective
unproblematically, adverb


unsure, indeterminate, unsettled, dubious, ambiguous.
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problematic or problematical (ˌprɒbləˈmætɪk)
 
adj
1.  having the nature or appearance of a problem; questionable
2.  obsolete logic apodeictic Compare assertoric (of a proposition) asserting that a property may or may not hold
 
problematical or problematical
 
adj
 
problem'atically or problematical
 
adv

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problematic
1609, shortening of problematical (1570), from L.L. problematicus, from Gk. problematikos "pertaining to a problem," from problematos, gen. of problema (see problem).
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