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problematic

[prob-luh-mat-ik] /ˌprɒb ləˈmæt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of the nature of a problem; doubtful; uncertain; questionable.
Also, problematical.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Late Latin problēmaticus < Greek problēmatikós, equivalent to problēmat- (stem of próblēma) problem + -ikos -ic
Related forms
problematically, adverb
nonproblematic, adjective
nonproblematical, adjective
nonproblematically, adverb
quasi-problematic, adjective
unproblematic, adjective
unproblematical, adjective
unproblematically, adverb
Synonyms
unsure, indeterminate, unsettled, dubious, ambiguous.
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British Dictionary definitions for problematically

problematic

/ˌprɒbləˈmætɪk/
adjective
1.
having the nature or appearance of a problem; questionable
2.
(logic, obsolete) (of a proposition) asserting that a property may or may not hold Compare apodeictic (sense 2), assertoric
Derived Forms
problematically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for problematically
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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