problematically

[ prob-luh-mat-ik ]SEE DEFINITION OF problematically
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The similarity between the words "sandlotter" and "sansculotte" is problematically significant, but indubitably suggestive.

That meant a problematically useful, indubitably dull debate.

Awfully good of you to worry about my sufferings in being obliged to reply to your—problematically—boring letters!

At this time I am not problematically given; I have a humour of complaisance upon me, and will contradict no man.

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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