Prob·lem·at·ic Prob·lem·at·ic·al a.
1. Having the nature of a problem; not shown in fact; questionable; uncertain; unsettled; doubtful; as, his theory is problematic because it fails to explain several facts. -- Prob*lem*at*ic*al*ly, adv.
Diligent inquiries into remote and problematical guilt leave a gate wide open to . . . informers. --Swift.
adj 1: open to doubt or debate; "If you ever get married, which
seems to be extremely problematic" [syn: debatable,
2: making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve; "a
baffling problem"; "I faced the knotty problem of what to
have for breakfast"; "a problematic situation at home"
[syn: baffling, knotty, problematical]