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Problem Noun Synonyms
difficulty, trouble, question, dilemma, quandary, predicament, complication, hornet's nest, imbroglio, mess, muddle, stew, can of worms, fine kettle of fish, (pretty) pickle, facer
The Chancellor must constantly deal with the problems of the country's economy.

unruly, unmanageable, intractable, uncontrollable, difficult, ungovernable, refractory, incorrigible, obstreperous, delinquent, maladjusted, disturbed, emotionally upset
He teaches at a school where most of the students are problem children.

puzzle, conundrum, poser, riddle, question, enigma, puzzler, mind-boggler, hard or tough nut to crack
The problem is how to get the yolk out without breaking the shell.

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Question / Trouble

Agency Problem

Business / Finance / Agency Problem: Conflicts of interest among stockholders, bondholders, and managers. MORE

Underinvestment Problem

Business / Finance / Underinvestment Problem: A pension plan that has a negative surplus (i.e., liabilities exceed assets). MORE

Problematic Fit

Technology / Television (TV) / Problematic Fit: In the study of television stars, a complete mismatch of a particular role's characteristics with a star's polysemy. MORE

Replacement-Chain Problem

Business / Finance / Replacement-Chain Problem: Idea that future replacement decisions must be taken into account in selecting among projects. MORE

Problem Play

Entertainment / Literature / Problem Play: There are two common meanings to this term. (1) The most general usage refers to any play in which the main character faces a personal, social, political, environmental, or religious problem common to MORE

Asset Substitution Problem

Business / Finance / Asset Substitution Problem: Arises when the stockholders substitute riskier assets for the firm's existing assets and expropriate value from the debtholders. MORE