Definition of 'problem'
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Other victims had drug alcohol problems, some were suspects. The Sun (2016)He said better education about emotional problems at schools would help. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One victim suffered psychiatric problems and is set to be discharged. The Sun (2016)Your blood pressure surges and the exercise is not suitable for people with heart problems. The Sun (2016)Yet the government has no solution to the problem. Times, Sunday Times (2016)No one has a problem with that. Times, Sunday Times (2017)What is it that we would be sacrificing if we can solve this problem by ignoring it? Smithsonian Mag (2017)For it is part of a wider trend of pretending that there are easy answers to complex social and political problems. Times, Sunday Times (2016)China is mired in economic problems. The Sun (2016)Other victims had drug alcohol problems, some were suspects. The Sun (2016)The price tag of these feasts reflects one of the major problems facing the city. The Sun (2009)There were also problems in the schools. Refugees in the Age of Total War (1988)With that background he knows the problems in family hearings. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is not a problem many people face. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The scope of social action itself in part determines what we mean by social problems. Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)Voluntary codes of conduct agreed with service providers may be another solution to the problem. The Sun (2010)Others on incapacity benefit admit being unable to work through drink or drug problems. The Sun (2013)Of course there is one problem with this study. EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)Taking time to listen can turn a person who caused problems into a friend with love potential. The Sun (2014)This results in delays and exposes fairly serious problems. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There is no limit to the things which can cause problems. Banish Anxiety - how to stop worrying and take charge of your life (1991)It looks as if it is struggling to overcome that problem again with care of the elderly. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Where this leaves them in terms of social status is a problem they find difficult to resolve. Critical Social Research (1990)She and her husband say that lack of discipline is a problem for the city. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is strong leadership that actively recognizes problems in the school and seeks to solve them. Advanced Educational Psychology For Educators, Researchers and Policymakers, (1995)He was suffering with family problems and not training well. The Sun (2014)All of these problems result in people feeling of less value and less worth. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Present him with a simple problem and he seems to have all sorts of trouble solving it. Fools Rush In - A Call to Christian Clowning (1993) Social problems that have been festering for decades have exploded in our face. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They are not looking for a solution to a problem as they tell their tales. Your One Week Way to Mind-Fitness (1994)Hungary faces growing pressure over what critics perceive as efforts to undermine democracy and a stark worsening of its economic problems. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The only real problems are the puzzles, which are too reliant on notes you'll struggle to remember and idiosyncratic leaps of logic. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'problem'
British English: problem /ˈprɒbləm/ NOUN
A problem is an unsatisfactory situation that causes difficulties for people.
He left home at the age of 16 because of family problems.
- American English: problem
- Arabic: مُشْكِلَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: problema
- Chinese: 问题
- Croatian: problem
- Czech: problém
- Danish: problem
- Dutch: probleem
- European Spanish: problema
- Finnish: ongelma
- French: problème
- German: Problem
- Greek: πρόβλημα
- Italian: problema
- Japanese: 問題
- Korean: 문제
- Norwegian: problem
- Polish: problem
- European Portuguese: problema
- Romanian: problemă
- Russian: проблема
- Spanish: problema
- Swedish: problem
- Thai: ปัญหา
- Turkish: sorun
- Ukrainian: проблема
- Vietnamese: vấn đề khó khăn
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