Synonyms of problem in English:



  • 1 he's been under increasing stress due to business and personal problems they ran into a problem
    difficulty, issue, trouble, worry, complication, difficult situation, mess, muddle, mix-up;
    catch-22, vexed question, quandary, the rub;
    misfortune, mishap, misadventure
    informal dilemma, headache, prob, hassle, pickle, fix, tight spot, fly in the ointment, how-do-you-do, job, gremlin, facer
    North American informal katzenjammer
    rare nodus
  • 2 ‘I don't want to be a problem,’ Lucy said
    nuisance, source of difficulty, bother, pest, source of trouble, irritant, thorn in one's side/flesh, vexation
    vulgar slang pain in the arse
  • 3 arithmetical problems
  • adjective

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  • a problem child
    [Antonyms] well behaved, manageable
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