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adj. also prob·lem·at·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Posing a problem; difficult to solve: a repair that proved more problematic than first expected.
2. Open to doubt; debatable: "if you ever get married, which seems to me extremely problematic" (Oscar Wilde).
3. Not settled; unresolved or dubious: a problematic future.
Something that poses a problem or difficulty: "[a book that] poses the problematics of memory in another light altogether" (Daphne Merkin).
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|Adj.||1.||problematical - open to doubt or debate; "If you ever get married, which seems to be extremely problematic"|
questionable - subject to question; "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin"
|2.||problematical - making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe; "a baffling problem"; "I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"; "a problematic situation at home"|
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1. In doubt or dispute:
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problematical[ˌprɒbləˈmætɪkəl] adj → problématiqueproblem-free [ˌprɒbləmˈfriː] adj → sans problèmeproblem page n → courrier m du cœurproblem-solving [ˈprɒbləmsɒlvɪŋ] n → résolution f de problèmes
an approach to problem-solving → une approche de la résolution de problèmes
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