When you are stranded on a dark street late at night and you have no money to call a cab or take a bus home and no phone to reach anyone, this is an example of a problematic situation.
A problematic future.
A repair that proved more problematic than first expected.
Other Word Forms
Origin of problematic
- Shortening of problematical, from Late Latin problematicus, from Ancient Greek προβληματικός (problÄ“matikos), from πρόβλημα (problÄ“ma, “outjutting, barrier, problem"), from προβάλλω (proballō, “I throw, place before"), from πρό (pro, “before") + βάλλω (ballō, “I throw, place").