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problematic also: -ical Pronunciation: / -ɪkəl /
American English: /ˌprɑbləˈmædɪk/
British English: /prɒbləˈmatɪk/

Translation of problematic in Spanish:


  • Example sentences
    • This was a show that presented the problematic areas of representation of people outside of one's socio-political group.
    • Her analysis captures the problematic nature of the self in late modernity and presents it in stark and provocative relief.
    • Blurring the distinction between slave and free makes more complicated and problematic the nature of legal status.

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