elusive vs problematic what difference

what is difference between elusive and problematic

English

Etymology

From Latin elusus past participle of eludo (to parry a blow, to deceive)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈluːsɪv/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /iˈluːsɪv/
  • Homophone: illusive

Adjective

elusive (comparative more elusive, superlative most elusive)

  1. Evading capture, comprehension or remembrance.
    The elusive criminal was arrested
  2. Difficult to make precise.
    A precise definition of diarrhea is elusive (Robbin’s pathology, 8th ed)
  3. Rarely seen.

Related terms

  • elude

Derived terms

  • elusively
  • elusiveness

Translations


Italian

Adjective

elusive

  1. feminine plural of elusivo


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French problématique, from Late Latin problematicus, from Ancient Greek προβληματικός (problēmatikós), from πρόβλημα (próblēma, outjutting, barrier, problem), from προβάλλω (probállō, I throw, place before), from πρό (pró, before) + βάλλω (bállō, I throw, place).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌpɹɒbləˈmætɪk/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌpɹɑbləˈmætɪk/

Adjective

problematic

  1. Posing a problem; having or suffering from problem(s):
    1. Difficult to overcome, solve, or decide.
      • 2010, The Future of Energy Use:
        However, estimating what consumers will pay in the future is problematic.
    2. Not settled, uncertain, of uncertain outcome; debatable, questionable, open to doubt.
      a problematic analysis
      it portends a problematic future for the movement
    3. Contributing (sometimes especially if implicitly or subtly) to systemic discrimination (such as racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or ageism).
      • 2015 April 10, Paige Tutt, Apple’s new diverse emoji are even more problematic than before: Racialized emoji insert race into texts and tweets where it never would have arisen before
  2. (logic, dated) Only affirming the possibility that a predicate be actualised.

Synonyms

  • (posing a problem): difficult, troublesome, complicated, complex, involved
  • (open to debate): doubtful, dubious, questionable, controversial, uncertain

Antonyms

  • unproblematic

Derived terms

  • unproblematic

Related terms

  • problem

Translations

Noun

problematic (plural problematics)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) A problem or difficulty in a particular field of study.

Translations


Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from French problématique, Late Latin problematicus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pro.bleˈma.tik/

Adjective

problematic m or n (feminine singular problematică, masculine plural problematici, feminine and neuter plural problematice)

  1. problematic

Related terms

  • problemă

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