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problem

prob·lem

problem

 
 
pronunciation:
pra blm
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a question or condition that is difficult to understand or to deal with.
Poverty is still a problem that faces our nation.
synonyms:
difficulty, question
similar words:
business, challenge, complication, conflict, dilemma, issue, matter, mystery, predicament, puzzle, riddle, trouble
definition 2: a question, puzzle, or statement that is to be discussed or solved.
I spent an hour working on math problems last night.
synonyms:
question
similar words:
challenge, issue, knot, puzzle, riddle
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: difficult to manage.
His boss thinks he is a problem worker.
synonyms:
difficult
similar words:
obstinate, stubborn, unruly
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