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problematic

prob·lem·at·ic

problematic

 
 
pronunciation:
pra bl mae tihk
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: presenting difficulties or causing doubt; questionable.
The witness's statement is problematic because, although she heard the conversation, she didn't actually see what happened.
antonyms:
smooth, unproblematic
similar words:
doubtful, dubious, precarious, questionable, suspect
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derivations: problematical (adj.), problematically (adv.)