• (RP) IPA: /ˈpɹɒbləm/
  • (dated, RP) IPA: /ˈpɹɒblɪm/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈpɹɑbləm/

problem (plural problems)

  1. A difficulty that has to be resolved or dealt with.
    She's leaving because she faced numerous problems to do with racism.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314 ↗, page 0029 ↗:
      “ […] it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.”
  2. A question to be answered, schoolwork exercise.
  3. A puzzling circumstance.
  4. Objection.
    You got a problem with that?
  5. (climbing) A set of moves required to complete a climb#Noun|climb
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  1. (of a person or an animal) Difficult to train or guide; unruly.
  2. Causing a problem; problematic; troublesome.

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