problem ( problems plural )
1 n-count A problem is a situation that is unsatisfactory and causes difficulties for people.
usu with supp, oft N of/with n
...the economic problems of the inner city..., The main problem is unemployment..., He told Americans that solving the energy problem was very important...
2 n-count A problem is a puzzle that requires logical thought or mathematics to solve it.
With mathematical problems, you can save time by approximating.
3 adj Problem children or problem families have serious problems or cause serious problems for other people.
In some cases a problem child is placed in a special school...
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 can of worms (informal) complication, difficulty, dilemma, disagreement, dispute, disputed point, doubt, Gordian knot, hard nut to crack (informal) how-do-you-do (informal) point at issue, predicament, quandary, trouble
2 brain-teaser (informal) conundrum, enigma, poser, puzzle, question, riddle, teaser
3 delinquent, difficult, intractable, uncontrollable, unmanageable, unruly
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus
one who solves people's problems
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