Problematic Prob`lem*at"ic, Problematical Prob`lem*at"ic*al, a. [L. problematicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. probl['e]matique.] Having the nature of a problem; not shown in fact; questionable; uncertain; unsettled; doubtful. -- {Prob`lem*at"ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

Diligent inquiries into remote and problematical guilt leave a gate wide open to . . . informers. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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