problematical

[ prob-luh-mat-ik ]SEE DEFINITION OF problematical

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROBLEMATICAL

Must we, on this account, consider these histories as problematical?

The utility of these appendages is, even now, problematical.

The results to Baldassarre were too problematical to be taken into account.

But success in this direction is problematical, to say the least.

She wants to leave it here for me and my problematical children.

Its zigzag course makes it problematical where it will fall.

As it is, the benefit from these charities is problematical.

There are a number of bone objects the use of which is problematical.

That they will take the course that is wisest, because it is the wisest, may be problematical.

For myself, escape by flight might not have been so problematical.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "doubtful, questionable," from French problematique (15c.), from Late Latin problematicus, from Greek problematikos "pertaining to a problem," from problematos, genitive of problema (see problem). Specific sense in logic, differentiating what is possible from what is necessarily true, is from 1610s. Related: Problematical (1560s); problematically.

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