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Problem Noun Synonyms
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.
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.
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Business / Finance / Agency Problem: Conflicts of interest among stockholders, bondholders, and managers. MORE
Business / Finance / Underinvestment Problem: A pension plan that has a negative surplus (i.e., liabilities exceed assets). MORE
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
Business / Finance / Replacement-Chain Problem: Idea that future replacement decisions must be taken into account in selecting among projects. MORE
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