Definition of Problematical

1. Adjective. Open to doubt or debate. "If you ever get married, which seems to be extremely problematic"

Exact synonyms: Debatable, Problematic
Similar to: Questionable
Derivative terms: Problem

2. Adjective. Making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe. "A problematic situation at home"
Exact synonyms: Baffling, Elusive, Knotty, Problematic, Tough
Similar to: Difficult, Hard
Derivative terms: Knottiness, Problem, Problem, Toughness

Definition of Problematical

1. Adjective. doubtful or disputed ¹

2. Adjective. dubious or ambiguous ¹

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Definition of Problematical

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Problematical

problem-oriented language
problem child
problem children
problem solver
problem solving
problem space
problem spaces
problematical (current term)

Literary usage of Problematical

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1. The Science of Logic: Or, an Analysis of the Laws of Thought by Asa Mahan (1857)
"The common practice of drawing positive inferences from problematical premises, ... A problematical judgment is one which is capable of being proved or ..."

2. Thought and Things: A Study of the Development and Meaning of Thought, Or by James Mark Baldwin (1908)
"... to distinguish clearly the great class of meanings called "problematical" for which there are recognized prepositional forms ; and also to distinguish ..."

3. The Works of Alexander Hamilton: Containing His Correspondence, and His by Alexander Hamilton (1851)
"I think it was that the thing was in any event problematical, that it was not advisable to go into at the time—that the most prudent course would be for ..."

4. Phosphorescence: Or, The Emission of Light by Minerals, Plants, and Animals by Thomas Lamb Phipson (1862)
"To speak, in the first place, of some problematical cases of phosphorescence in animals more highly organized than insects, I will state that, according to ..."

5. The Writings of George Washington: Being His Correspondence, Addresses by George Washington, Jared Sparks (1834)
"Here is nothing said about any man being lost in the marsh; and it is at least problematical, whether any person, except the man mentioned by Colonel Haslet ..."

6. The Vocabulary of Philosophy, Mental, Moral and Metaphysical: With by William Fleming, Charles Porterfield Krauth (1860)
"Our judgments, according to Aristotle, are either problematical, assertive, or demonstrable; or, in other words, the results of opinion, of belief, ..."

7. The Works of Hannah More: With a Sketch of Her Life by Hannah More (1827)
"... bat in her character there seems to have been more of intrigue than of genius, or at least, than of sound sense ; and her virtues were problematical. ..."

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