Synonym of problem

Alternative for problem

problems

Synonym: conundrum, enigma, issue, mystery, perplexity, puzzle, question,

Antonym: solution,

Noun

Something that needs to be resolved
hindrance dilemma issue trouble headache obstacle setback adversity pickle predicament quandary catch-22 hassle hurdle misfortune obstruction plight worry botheration burden catch dispute drawback mess perplexity question bugbear count crunch disagreement doubt downside habit scrape squeeze worriment can of worms disputed point hot water negative aspect point at issue box complication difficulty glitch hitch snag teething trouble impediment stumbling block hiccup barrier handicap fly in the ointment spanner in the works trammel block monkey wrench in the works matter bar challenge crimp encumbrance holdback case disadvantage delay check uphill pitfall deterrent hazard drag stop cramp facer holdup balk knot baulk fault inhibition fetter embarrassment interference error restriction manacle snafu bug chain limitation rub restraint gremlin cumber mishap hamper defect shackles clog let curb upset bother nut hold-up interruption flaw disappointment affair stoppage bummer malfunction entanglement millstone weakness difficult situation barricade blockage breakdown hang-up quagmire failure sticking point road block monkey wrench blip grievance prob blow knock reversal hornets' nest defeat whammy joker discouragement hardship inconvenience comedown impedance body blow gridlock conundrum concern knock-back bottleneck booby trap brake preventive puzzle detriment something wrong shackle retardation retardment piece of bad luck stricture puzzlement wall mistake kick in the teeth bit of trouble reversal of fortune one in the eye millstone around your neck point of contention matter of contention distress tribulation aggravation pinch wait stumbling stone circumvention factor web development downfall roadblock pale impasse blunder echo complexity troublesome problem snake pit Gordian knot snarl hard nut to crack unpredictable situation complex problem mare's nest spot kettle of fish dog's breakfast censor tap Pandora's box complicated situation hornet's nest detainment detention slip vexation inefficacy traverse stone in one's path to-do miscalculation mischance bafflement holding pattern tight spot minor shock blockade cumbrance prohibition tie load disablement impairment disorder bitter pill thorn in one's side mix-up source of difficulty source of trouble thorn in one's flesh muddle vexed question question mark baggage albatross stroke of bad luck bump situation task incident hampering disincentive dead weight red tape gotcha gimmick anomaly misfire kink hot potato undertaking traffic jam downer tangle land mine discontinuance failing ball and chain jam-up mountain to climb virus letdown subject pity shortcoming shame focus theme topic malware snarl-up imperfection reverse interrogative annoyance nuisance computer malfunction blemish computer glitch jam interest hole mire contention subject matter crux argument enigma stumper point down lapse rebuff regress bath about-face regression flip-flop unfortunate development slowdown backset foil bottom reverse of fortune double whammy drawing board whole new ballgame

Noun

A puzzle or a set of questions constructed to exercise the intellect
puzzle challenge puzzler conundrum mystery brainteaser riddle twister quiz stumper brain-teaser bugaboo enigma example grabber illustration intricacy labyrinth poser query stickler stinker teaser tickler cliff-hanger mind-boggler sixty-four thousand dollar question puzzlement why question mystification perplexity head-scratcher closed book secret paradox dilemma difficulty tough nut to crack crux complexity quandary cryptogram abstruseness complication charade sixty-four-thousand-dollar question question mark unsolved problem cliffhanger sphinx sixty-four dollar question rebus knotty problem maze occult mindboggler rune snarl braintwister facer cruncher bewilderment difficult question vexed question mind-twister thriller inscrutability oracle chiller whodunit subtlety secrecy inscrutableness obscurity confusion knotty question entanglement abstrusity brain-twister toughie roun how-do-you-do tough proposition awkward problem can of worms hard nut to crack tough one ambiguity crossword jigsaw key sticker knot parable unknown gateway Gordian knot difficult proposition a closed book fix involvement web inextricability uphill obfuscation tangle chaos imbroglio net morass convolution mire skein disarray koan distraction embarrassment doubt strait predicament plight Chinese puzzle mess muddle quagmire mesh trap snare jam snag tanglement quicksand meshes noose jumble mishmash hash medley assortment clutter mixture collage agglomeration miscellany patchwork hodgepodge jungle variety mélange smorgasbord network potpourri motley montage miscellanea bundle twist mass weave motley collection mixed bag patchwork quilt mash-up

Noun

A source of irritation
bother nuisance irritant pain pest drag vexation bug pain in the backside pain in the bum pain in the neck pain in the rear embarrassment fair cow source of difficulty source of irritation source of trouble thorn in one's flesh thorn in one's side headache hassle trouble inconvenience annoyance trial aggravation bugbear irritation difficulty peeve worry botheration exasperation irk ruffle thorn frustration grief bore rub tribulation hair shirt aggro bind distress nark nudnik plague strain source of annoyance burden tease bane skelf nyaff worriment blister rigmarole palaver gall struggle concern nudnick teaser gadfly hindrance annoyer menace persecutor gnawer nag uphill creep infliction torment stress misfortune scourge dilemma predicament curse blight pill pesterer upset job nudge besetment snag bad news cross to bear infuriation provocation pip grievance irksomeness bane of one's life affliction hang-up thorn in your flesh hard work pet peeve thorn in someone's side burr under someone's saddle thorn in someone's flesh burr in someone's saddle issue care cross source of disruption source of vexation fuss danger disappointment deep trouble dire straits woe hot water mess schmo cause for concern quagmire displeasure unhappiness louse offense offence drip obstacle frump botherment bum insect terror pester discomfort trials and tribulations agitation bummer test handful chagrin poor excuse sore point source of aggravation gripe chip on your shoulder cause of distress teasing pain in the behind tall order cause of annoyance thorn in the flesh blighter tormentor cuss badgerer crashing bore thorn in side task chore killer labor labour bear beast performance difficult task hard time hard row to hoe hard mountain to climb anxiety pressure molestation perplexity flurry bellyache thorny problem goad pinprick troublemaker nightmare lesion wound snooze yawn snoozer boring situation tedious thing yawner dullsville tedious person tiresome thing bad situation droner tiresome person sorrow anguish soreness hurt misery excruciation torture harassment calamity rack ordeal agony travail nagging persecution straits rodent irritator stirrer motivator excitant stimulator mover meddler prod spur busybody energizer liberty demand restraint presumption charge imposure intrusion onus encroachment encumbrance load obtrusion cheek constraint imposition obligation command

Noun

A negative consequence or downside of a given course of action
pitfall snag catch drawback hitch weakness obstacle defect impediment hindrance complication disadvantage downside shortcoming handicap hiccup hurdle minus imperfection flaw disbenefit trouble deficiency limitation nuisance issue liability fault inconvenience negative detriment consequence ill downfall stumbling block difficulty weak point weak spot fly in the ointment failing debit incommodity strike spanner in the works monkey wrench in the works barrier restriction obstruction lack con glitch blemish Achilles heel bar gotcha negative aspect setback curb burden gimmick joker constraint drag disability encumbrance puzzler crimp catch-22 knot demerit inadequacy albatross booby trap bug land mine incompleteness defectiveness harm sticking point facer complaint deterrent damper discouragement check evil penalty faultiness hardship tangle privation cramp affliction fetter impairment trap trammel afterdeal hangup trick kink snare conundrum dodge ploy puzzle wile bad flip side joker in the pack other side of the coin frailty foible hazard fallibility infirmity cross excrescence excrescency blotch mar disfigurement pockmark blight scar deformity mark millstone cumber hamper fix clog spot pickle scrape holdup cropper blockade brake crunch unseen problem insufficiency hang-up bad news balance cross to bear contract misfortune damage involvement mortgage arrear millstone round one's neck jinx lease chit tab indebtment loan baggage bite disaster area possibility IOU due contingency pledge remainder account gremlin corruption blot peccadillo failure sin taint tight spot the rub

Noun

A burden or ordeal that must be endured or overcome
trial trouble affliction tribulation burden misfortune ordeal hardship adversity difficulty tragedy blow mishap misadventure setback hassle reverse cross trauma inconvenience headache bother heartbreak load albatross fire travails crucible rigour rigor complication gauntlet gantlet calvary aggravation crucifixion bad luck cross to bear ill fortune stroke of bad luck hard times hard time trials and tribulations severe test trying time woe disaster pain calamity distress misery catastrophe accident sorrow torment suffering grief worry travail failure mischance curse anxiety vexation anguish strain upset bummer agony torture knock wretchedness heartache bane contretemps ill luck annoyance nuisance ill casualty unhappiness drag scourge hurt vicissitude millstone issue plague reverse of fortune straits test sadness encumbrance stress disappointment reversal debacle cataclysm weight evil excruciation rack blight grind unpleasantness harm toil drain lapse depression visitation hazard labor labour nightmare grievance mistake bad news car crash shock cancer disquiet drudgery irritation canker battle defeat check struggle injury care downer rout exertion disadvantage loss bitter pill hitch non-success uphill battle uphill snag infelicity discomfort concern dole buffet liability bad break uphill struggle tough grind difficult task tall order tough assignment blunder evil fortune evil chance unfortunate incident slip hard luck crack-up pileup fender-bender smashup stack-up wrack-up total punishment thorn in one's side deadweight task crisis effort endeavor disease oppression wronging persecution slog sickness malaise ills chore long haul hard work endeavour deprivation double whammy rainy day hard knock infirmity crux condition weakness plight jar jolt reversal of fortune poverty want privation need penury squalor drawback failing indigence sordidness destitution damage big trouble awkwardness disbenefit discouragement fiasco downfall frustration breakdown whammy mischief casus befalling rear ender pest lack of success destruction mishappening unluck crunch predicament comedown letdown drama bad trot malice lack of comfort blast irritant botheration hydra exasperation besetment Cancer tough luck rotten luck down sad event bad experience dud grindstone tax daily grind block obstacle rear-ender smash collision ill-fortune fluke cruelty error awkward moment unfortunate occurrence gloom challenge agitation thorn in side nemesis dejection faux pas ruin despair onus melancholy despondency desolation pestilence ruination apocalypse duty obligation poison holocaust sorriness dolefulness dolor strife minefield emergency exigency bale cumber dolour mishanter undoing stroke conflict grieving rue blues deploring lamentation bemoaning rain regret crash flood shit show farce the worst heavy blow stroke of ill luck fall abyss fell stroke hot water rough situation act of God collapse unwanted responsibility ball and chain responsibility accountability charge dead weight mental weight blame shackle chain hindrance bath repulse vanquishment conquering turnabout danger zone tribulations trials moil grinds work struggles efforts sweat industry endeavors excruciations endeavours hurts ordeals burdens fatigue graft slogs problems drudges racks elbow grease donkeyworks hassles slavery strivings dolors yakka traumas disasters calamities curses application headaches dire straits catastrophes dolours donkey work blows bummers angst expenditure crosses crosses to bear whiles chores nightmares hard yakka austerity energy activity throes pangs toilings despondencies diligences rues gruntwork attempts jam mishaps pushes setbacks battles undertakings hell uphill battles tests daily grinds grievances strokes of bad luck banes exercises plagues downers asperity ill-luck ventures assiduities force gloominess hard knocks mischances hard labor rigours hell on earth sweat of one's brow needs hurtings manual labor tenacity spadework rainy days lacks beggaries muscle reverses determination penuries aches twinges services strength ruinations passion martyrdom swinks vicissitudes cataclysms impoverishment impecuniousness impecuniosity peril crack grievings drains desperation melancholia cheerlessness passes debacles stabs tries assays doldrums lamentations essays millstones enterprises disconsolateness sorrowfulness whirls shots dispiritedness tall orders bashes loads bemoanings heartsickness offers flings bids encumbrances assiduousness goes whacks mournfulness operations beggary lack hardness danger tough break resolution shocks persistences tedium purgatory murder worriments occupation conscientiousness doggedness nuisances industriousness pests horror can of worms power letdowns moonlight stretches actions infirmities plights cruxes weaknesses conditions jobs vocation preoccupation forays dry runs try-ons pinches ill-fortunes scrapes crunches cans of worms exigencies pickles difficulties wrongings crucibles issues double whammies hardnesses dangers needinesses demoralization joylessness resignation glumness demoralisation forlornness blue devils despondences resignedness pessimism miserableness dreariness defeatism dismay hopelessness disheartenment downheartedness despond painstaking conflicts challenges calvaries boo-boo offences offenses tumults prejudice mishappenings wrongs detriments snags disservices hitches commotion disadvantages ill-treatment disbenefits tasks pickle pinch doings throe scrape oomph elbow juice labourings strugglings intensities sloggings vigour grits vigor grindstones treadmills paroxysms fits duds fiascos comedowns mourning bewailings bitterness broken hearts heavy hearts bereavements moodiness funk lamentings listlessness neediness holy mess unholy mess ticklish spot crucifixions third degree cruciation lacerations impalements reversals of fortune stitches heartbrokenness moroseness provocation pains in the rear pains in the bum pains in the neck nags soreness irritants harassment naggings thorns in someone's side campaigns crusades resolve steadfastness drives pursuit movement resoluteness earnestness employment value financial distress Herculean task perturbation embarrassment mortification disquietude shame uneasiness perplexity stew pulls old college tries discipline tension purpose welly pains strenuousness laboriousness arduousness struggling dedication intentness perseverance sedulousness single-mindedness zeal attentiveness contractions deliberation patience attentions steadiness study busyness devotion cramps commitment endurance concentration clutch nakba hurting jinx skids ado pressure painfulness hangup ploddings rat race hard workouts backbreakers pain in the rear harsh conditions tough situation deep water pain in the backside evil eye pain in the neck pain in the bum kiss of death tryouts aims mental burden puzzle imbroglio to-do bafflement

Noun

A predicament or problematic situation
situation fix predicament bind issue trouble difficulty emergency pickle hole jam mess scrape bother crisis hot water equation tight spot awkward situation difficult situation emergency situation fine kettle of fish how-do-you-do kettle of fish potential crisis pretty kettle of fish problematic situation sticky situation tight corner urgent situation situational problem quagmire quandary dilemma catastrophe plight disaster adversity calamity mire setback upheaval conundrum tragedy turmoil cataclysm distress blow complication fiasco imbroglio debacle hardship tribulation havoc entanglement perplexity mishap drama hell muddle shambles horror exigency sorry condition no-win situation critical situation spot of bother train wreck dire straits hell on earth tricky situation unfortunate situation tight situation sad state hard times extremity impasse chaos disorder disarray strait failure trauma misfortune pinch crash collapse affliction scourge devastation depression bad news big trouble deep water apocalypse hang-up worst-case scenario reversal of fortune car crash case question botched situation meltdown stew pass tinderbox reversal misadventure pressure urgency stress reverse ruin blight confusion whammy shock monstrosity hassle rabbit hole desolation embarrassment vicious circle holocaust bomb woe trial shipwreck hot potato disorderliness double trouble messiness heavy blow bust stroke of ill luck puzzle spectacle commotion fuss incident scene melodrama disturbance business affair tension adventure circumstance occasion row fracas thrill excitement sensation farce to-do tear-jerker corner spot state swamp rattrap jackpot box drag clutch lot juncture posture catch-22 asperity rigor deadlock condition position soup vicissitude sticky wicket rigour large order rough go

Noun

An illness or other medical problem
condition ailment complaint disease disorder infirmity malady illness sickness weakness bug complication defect indisposition infection malaise plight affection affliction virus distemper distemperature ill predicament syndrome trouble ail fever lurgy upset disability wog debility dysfunction contagion unhealthiness unsoundness blight curse flu ill health irregularity unhealth diseasedness cachexia what's going around symptoms sign complex prognostics pattern diagnostics plague set of symptoms canker cancer abnormality evil epidemic decrepitude pestilence scourge bane endemic pathosis ache sickliness contamination visitation coath fit spell feebleness seizure breakdown misery inflammation attack rot haemorrhage stroke convulsions collapse Cancer hemorrhage medical condition silent killer fragility delicacy frailness debilitation frailty unwellness vulnerability puniness weakliness ailing enervation deficiency failing languor listlessness fault shortcoming imperfection confinement decay delicateness enfeeblement faintness flimsiness incapacity asthenia lowness languidness fragileness unsubstantiality poor health insubstantiality impairment injury weediness exhaustion lassitude weariness fatigue tiredness shakiness wimpiness slightness disturbance powerlessness ineffectiveness infirmness valetudinarianism impotence failure devitalization overtiredness prostration failing health dodderiness susceptibility bad health lack of vitality lack of energy lightness thinness smallness menace littleness fineness diminutiveness queasiness unwholesomeness morbidness dose pollution defenselessness unhealthfulness septicity sepsis poison paroxysm convulsion weakening vitiation senility invalidity mild sickness paralysis morbidity incapacitation exhaustedness depletion attenuation immobility lameness enfeebled state encumbrance unsteadiness instability declining health unease depression inability angst melancholy anxiety discomfort inadequacy incapability dejection unhappiness restlessness despondency doldrums disquiet anguish ailments ills relapse incompetence uneasiness incompetency unfitness weltschmerz dissatisfaction pain despair distress discontent Weltschmerz ennui helplessness insufficiency ineptitude inefficiency ineffectuality

Noun

A person's concern
business concern responsibility affair lookout issue matter worry obligation point preserve province question subject baby bailiwick funeral headache pigeon beeswax palaver personal concern activity undertaking task job interest sphere venture thing field difficulty duty charge occupation role onus function dealing proceeding department engagement burden care assignment transaction area of interest work commitment area of activity mission doing entanglement involvement proposition goings-on capacity office post part position line purpose calling place area commission service domain employment arena speciality game specialty operation pursuit objective goal realm discipline chore element circle walk devoir incumbency front territory world section brief situation terrain action turf vocation detail craft object errand contribution intention jurisdiction imperative orbit profession demesne trade fief fiefdom barony precinct sector firmament kingdom aim scope use enterprise station berth career project area of knowledge niche racket avocation slot métier line of work art walk of life authority bag purview exercise need line of country utility area of responsibility target forte raison d'être billet contract deed participation line of business act focus industry intent living way sphere of influence chosen work dodge rat race day job plan gig line of employment process right requirement prerogative motivation directive privilege specialism scene zone bubble sport moral obligation committal briefing trust pledge custody remit instruction field of expertise area of study area of concern sphere of operations hand region universe administration class sphere of activity dominion classification spot expertise competency competence experience skillset say trouble stint servitude setup practice chores rôle endeavour endeavor party bit share side skill livelihood effort taskwork behalf faction cause trial piece of work reason exploit feat accountability hardship tax stunt wish ambition aspiration hope pretension desire accomplishment ideal piece of business holy grail tour of duty cross to bear excess baggage Herculean task consideration principle wont idea destination expectation motive end sense relevance avail basis design application lay employ biz lifework handicraft appointment behavior faculty connection meaning mark power behaviour county champaign shire tract prefecture

Noun

An arithmetical problem, especially at an elementary level

Noun

A subject matter or general area of interest
topic issue matter question subject point theme argument concern content discussion field text thesis case concept essence focus gist motif motive proposition subject matter thread affair area business contention division idea item keynote material motion proposal resolution thought head leitmotif occasion situation substance talking point theorem moot point bone of contention field of inquiry matter at hand matter in hand matter in question matter of contention point at issue point in question principal object area under discussion field of reference core consideration object premise chapter study title class meat thrust line message stuff through-line scenario aspect circumstance article report thing account story hot potato football grievance query enquiry complication inquiry dispute controversy state detail blurb feature news information entity piece of information body particular part portion form point of contention drift sense meaning import significance signification purport implication tenor burden intention spirit denotation intent nub direction connotation pith heart marrow significancy intendment acceptation upshot bottom line lesson meat and potatoes precept inference moral nuance crux kernel nucleus vein root subtext tendency centerpiece basis pivot sum net force nubbin aim bearing end design bull's-eye nitty-gritty centrepiece understanding score short heart of the matter name of the game punch line nature of the beast nuts and bolts ideas definition interpretation scope trend course plot view viewpoint strain purpose storyline effect center reason rationale importance relevance general meaning general intention principle action centre keystone sequence context suggestion designation cornerstone mainspring adage teaching maxim standard linchpin train of thought sermon truism moralism saying basic idea defining characteristic essential feature salient point policy line essential element story line dictum rule apophthegm proverb motto aphorism epigram saw anecdote gnome axiom quintessence main theme central idea summary central theme main idea soul undertone important point undercurrent insinuation general picture sum and substance long and short intimation reference overtone subcurrent hidden meaning secondary meaning

Noun

A dishonest or unprincipled man
rogue scoundrel villain reprobate crook rascal scamp wretch blackguard devil knave miscreant fraudster good-for-nothing hound picaro rat sharper cad charlatan cheat cur deceiver dog fraud louse mountebank scrote slicker spalpeen swindler varlet baddie baddy beast blighter bounder brute caitiff dastard evildoer fiend heavy meanie meany monster nazi ne'er-do-well no-good rapscallion rotter savage scalawag scallywag scapegrace scumbag vagabond con man grifter picaroon rorter skelm wastrel cheater criminal defrauder heel hooligan lowlife monstrosity outlaw trickster nasty piece of work wrong 'un bad egg bad news black sheep con artist swine snake wrongdoer creep lout evil-doer stinker skunk ruffian delinquent scum jerk rat fink varmint unprincipled person cretin snake in the grass slimeball sinner sleaze pig sleazebag dirtbag degenerate sleazeball lawbreaker sleeveen barbarian ogre slime thug schmuck stinkard vermin toad offender scuzzball weasel fink malefactor imp transgressor felon culprit bully rowdy demon boor buzzard mischief-maker malfeasant convict slob bad lot joker hoodlum bum mother jailbird gangster sadist misfeasor clown black hat rake so-and-so gaolbird crud chuff trespasser liar shyster churl bleeder con reptile bad guy mofo crim hood worm pill crumb animal profligate hellion sneak scally dingo racketeer outcast yahoo infractor desperado hoon bad character monkey thief loafer tyrant robber troublemaker evil person tough roughneck incorrigible yobbo derelict yob shark psychopath ghoul mobster sociopath nointer nasty person bully boy idler libertine antihero bad apple urchin son of a gun goon SOB mischief antagonist bruiser wrong'un mugger immoralist gorilla bandit terror maggot rough terrorist vandal chav toughie brigand pirate gunman perp mug violator butthole bogan cougan scofflaw scozza nasty enfant terrible stinkpot rounder lager lout serpent layabout do-nothing despicable person turd mischiefmaker pariah ratbag shirker slacker drone horror sluggard punk jagoff radge no-goodnik vagrant slugabed no-account beggar waster lazybones skiver larrikin ratfink keelie toughy hoodie gangbanger gangsta ned loser oaf perpetrator roughie myrmidon burglar archfiend shoplifter housebreaker lag conman violater git rapist mean person cruel person yakuza hustler yardbird plug-ugly limb of Satan bear lifer yegg guilty party blackmailer fugitive young offender juvenile delinquent pretender tief lighty cracksman confidence trickster armed robber peculator trusty transport chiseller defalcator prisoner hellhound bovver boy filcher pilferer purloiner old lag tea leaf black marketeer low-life dastardly person little devil sly person viper thing toerag whippersnapper riffraff debauchee sleveen vaurien scrounger cadger rotten egg bad person low life roué rakehell malingerer laggard lounger pickpocket bootlegger drunkard daemon devil incarnate cannibal atua tough person adversary bogeyman poltroon ronion bezonian pauper scullion looser cullion renegade pilgarlic ingrate troll Mephistopheles diablo bete noire common enemy tyke disgrace perisher privateer adventurer corsair freebooter buccaneer dropout being gargoyle glutton quadruped pickle rip wild man unpleasant person pond scum dirty dog dork tramp prankster jester opportunist cardsharp recreant tease mischievous person puck prodigal hypocrite grafter casual supervillain buffoon hick scammer lower animal living thing weirdo clod bioterrorist hoaxer exploiter scamster phoney cyberterrorist suspect embezzler tsotsi yardie bumpkin clodhopper clodpole slimebag peasant loudmouth philistine scuzzbag brawler slimebucket narcoterrorist finagler agroterrorist quack bilker ecoterrorist marauder deadbeat drifter tearaway muscle holdupper phony rioter pervert Neanderthal lump redneck rube skank ape lummox boob lubber bosthoon dirtball vulgarian guilty person fallen angel smooth operator wanted criminal confidence artist person responsible confidence man slippery eel ex-con rogue trader bad actor bunco artist flimflam man dip hayseed oik primitive deviant backstabber hard man tough guy reprehensible person boot boy piker goof-off bludger shiftless incompetent worthless gold brick

Noun

Any imagined fear or threat, or a fear presumed larger than it really is
bugbear dread bogey bugaboo anathema bane horror aversion dislike hate irritant irritation vexation bogie curse devil fiend hobgoblin nightmare ogre pet hate torment bogeyman hang-up pain peeve apprehension bête noire black beast bogy boogeyman fear goblin gremlin loup-garou scare specter spectre terror threat wraith pet peeve bete noire pain in the backside pain in the bum pain in the neck pain in the rear monster demon antipathy abomination loathing detestation revulsion hatred spirit monstrosity repulsion abhorrence disgust ghost spook ghoul daemon execration bogle imp beast resentment troll phantom bother nuisance evil spirit apparition grievance trouble phantasm phantasma repugnance boggle odium hostility animosity boogieman bogyman enmity ghoulie animus antagonism objection repellency cacodemon mislike repellence rancor shaitan scorn gripe malevolence venom frost malignity rankling spite revenge nasty look ill will no love lost creature repugnancy phobia anxiety rancour irrational fear neurosis complex sprite mania abnormal fear evil giant visitant elf obsessive fear outrage fright disgrace eidolon puck kobold enemy plague bug-a-boo hellhound booger affliction scarecrow bullbeggar alarm obsession distaste scourge little devil whangdoodle thorn in one's side thorn in one's flesh bane of one's life diablo fixation thing preoccupation djinn atrocity genie crime irrationality avoidance awe aversion to paranoia dybbuk wairua lucifer fairy brownie pixie gnome overwhelming anxiety about thing about brute obscenity shame leprechaun dwarf foe rival barbarism violation orc vermin critter hob faerie pixy faery fay antagonist adversary opponent varmint slime beastie eyesore grotesque pest urchin succubus incubus minion boggard boggart bug buggard fae baggard fey kelpie bog nixie pooka competitor grotesquerie grotesquery werewolf atua pariah abhorrent hateful fabulous creature mythical creature bad news bitter enemy detested person offensive odious repellent repugnant hateful object personal hate pet aversion complaint personal vexation groan

Noun

A critical state of affairs requiring urgent action
crunch crisis emergency head clutch conjuncture crossroads Dunkirk exigency extremity juncture tinderbox boiling point breaking point crunch time flash point zero hour difficulty test trouble critical situation decisive moment trying time hour of decision moment of truth turning point point of no return predicament plight pass strait pinch crossroad dilemma critical moment climax scrape fix quandary jam pickle crux contingency hardship mess distress hole spot crisis point tight spot hot water disaster Rubicon stage calamity catastrophe necessity point threshold tension urgency pressure critical point pivotal moment dire straits crucial point impasse defining moment vicissitude bind panic stations sticky situation high noon spot of bother pivotal point do or die time connection combination concurrence crossway decision junction intersection landmark crossing traffic circle roundabout flashpoint peak rubicon demand need setback adversity time terminus misfortune tight squeeze uphill battle deadline vital moment countdown appointed hour target D-day appointed time crucial moment A-day H-hour moment stress constraint requirement indigence cataclysm reverse reversal destitution want demandingness acuteness stew hard times critical mass danger level high point target day jumping-off point the time start time moment of decision when it came to it when push comes to shove match point needfulness requisite essential wont criticalness pressingness imperativeness hell conclusion end culmination brink overextension breakpoint edge limit overstrain duress exigence occasion acme deep water extreme suffering phase period watershed crucial period turn of the tide watershed moment critical period critical stage decisive point critical juncture knife-edge tipping point point of decision hell on earth state posture circumstance interval status instant choice point in time condition position extreme tension snapping point verge of collapse spreading too thin moment in time quagmire mire corner danger accident swamp rattrap muddle box cleft stick sticky wicket catch-22 jackpot no-win situation double bind awkward situation rabbit hole between a rock and a hard place tight situation difficult situation tight corner urgent situation trauma tragedy misadventure squeeze compulsion desperate straits push meltdown unforeseen circumstances depression

Adjective

Having the characteristic of being troublesome or unruly
unruly problematic delinquent difficult badly-behaved disobedient disturbed intractable intransigent maladjusted recalcitrant refractory troublesome uncontrollable ungovernable unmanageable tricky troubled dark afflicted trouble full of problems beset by problems disorderly badly behaved undisciplined obstreperous wayward rebellious naughty insubordinate errant mischievous disruptive wild defiant wilful contumacious rowdy froward contrary fractious willful turbulent riotous uncooperative misbehaving headstrong rascally roguish out of control perverse rough bad ill-disciplined rude unrestrained mutinous attention-seeking unbiddable untoward awkward impish incorrigible exasperating bolshie uncompliant self-willed noisy uncontrolled lawless non-compliant raucous rebel recusant incompliant balky restive noncompliant stubborn erratic sinful wrong ill-behaved full of mischief out of hand boisterous rollicking loud roisterous rambunctious troublemaking uproarious irrepressible clamorous rackety robustious violent rumbustious knockabout hell-raising insurgent obdurate obstinate aberrant truculent incontrollable rampageous stroppy playful wicked trying tricksy puckish brattish scampish prankish insolent impudent irksome gallus fiendish wanton unrestrainable undisciplinable devilish loudmouthed indocile nonobservant exuberant anarchic limit misbehaved robust resistive vexatious unpredictable fickle impolite annoying swashbuckling swaggering cavalier teasing worthless unsettling disturbing upsetting bad-mannered tough evil untrained seditious reckless wild and woolly unsteady capricious unschooled intolerable impossible unbearable undependable distracting mulish divisive immoral cross-grained self-indulgent strong-willed ornery arbitrary ungoverned lacking self-control inconsistent treacherous factious disaffected dissentious uncomplying out-of-order out-of-line causing trouble off-base disrupting offending loutish sinning erring deviant roughhouse culpable lawbreaking guilty criminal transgressing artful straying like a loose cannon excited strong freaked overwhelming beside oneself abandoned indomitable overpowering intense insuppressible raunchy ruffianly kiddish thoughtless immature childish infantile ill-natured inconsiderate sly disrespectful frolicsome foxy bothersome unorthodox miscreant shifting stray heretic devious fallible deviating off straight and narrow unreliable meandering errable dysfunctional pugnacious whiny petulant socially impaired belligerent troublous aggressive confrontational combative argumentative tiresome bold hot-tempered malicious fierce scrappy pesky uncontainable sullen cantankerous peevish hostile nasty wearisome demanding bellicose mean

Adjective

Slow to act
dilatory slow sluggish tardy slack unhurried dallying laggard snail-like backward delaying lax lazy lingering crawling creeping dawdling dillydallying dragging idle lagging languid leisurely loitering pokey poking poky sluggardly snaillike snail-paced time-wasting tortoise-like unpunctual behindhand indolent lollygagging procrastinating putting off slothful tarrying deliberate flagging late moratory neglectful negligent remiss slow-going slow-paced unhasty listless lackadaisical drowsy inert inactive heavy apathetic lethargic slow-moving torpid measured passive delayed sleepy plodding leaden dull behind languorous phlegmatic easy ponderous supine enervated laid-back belated stagnant overdue moderate tortoiselike postponing dreamy gradual behind schedule indifferent running late dormant behind time debilitated not on time unrushed delinquent somnolent tired latish unenergetic lifeless weary comatose fatigued draggy impassive dopey moony blah slow-footed having spring fever relaxed gentle comfortable sedate casual undemanding steady quiescent weak exhausted lacklustre slumberous lackluster snoozy spiritless neb lymphatic too late moving slowly without energy long-delayed held up hebetudinous behind target restful easy-going effortless painstaking patient stupid undeveloped dense underprivileged imbecile checked moronic arrested underdeveloped feeble-minded subnormal free slackened relaxing slow and steady on hands and knees unproductive burned out sedentary somnific spent deferred later postponed jammed put off hung up last-minute eleventh-hour long-overdue laboured stupefied leaden-footed unenthusiastic shiftless laggy flat labored imperceptible slithering shuffling quailing inching sneaking grovelling worming skulking writhing slinking wriggling squirming shambling groveling hobbling nebbish narcotic stretchy unmoving stolid wimpy sleepyhead static limp quiet depressed out of it on all fours barely moving dead yawny faineant unresponsive fainéant insensitive insensible dozy logy neurasthenic asthenic in arrears unconcerned uninterested energyless languishing otiose disinterested feeble easygoing pococurante blahs pining do-nothing motionless careless passionless half-hearted Laodicean lukewarm lacking in energy slapdash heavy-eyed half asleep cold sluggard inattentive peaceful nonchalant loafing insouciant faint sickly infirm uncaring still leisured laid back numb incurious effete bloodless sleeping stuporous down unfeeling droopy nodding unemotional slumbrous dozing drugged work-shy being lazy taking your time calm bone idle spineless yielding vigorless vigourless vegetating acquiescent submissive docile servile pliant benumbed heedless chilled soporous soporose paralyzed sodden latent paralysed unoccupied unexciting uncurious bovine abstracted unanimated hibernating offhand perfunctory seated desk desk-bound sitting yawning inconscious out sleepyheaded stiff lumpish mooney sullen off drippy aimless complacent wishy-washy bland vapid lacking energy slap-happy vegged out out cold groggy sentimental romantic laissez-faire halfhearted daydreaming dead to the world out to lunch unmoved unkind coldhearted anaesthetic anesthetic dazed emotionless knackered dopy easy going half-asleep done in hardly able to keep one's eyes open dog-tired dead beat all in ready for bed stationary cool stoical stoic spring fever uninvolved detached non-committal bored dispassionate settled deskbound undemonstrative unambitious impassible affectless cold-blooded unmotivated what the hell dispirited callous untouched could care less don't give a damn couldn't care less

Adjective

Requiring great effort or exertion
difficult arduous challenging demanding hard excruciating grueling harsh rigorous strenuous testing tough backbreaking daunting exacting exhausting fatiguing gruelling laborious onerous punishing taxing tortuous trying backbreaker bruising burdensome debilitating draining insufferable painstaking ponderous rough tiring torturous unforgiving wearisome wearying agonising agonizing back-breaking brutal formidable harrowing hellish immense intense intimidating severe tiresome troublesome unbearable unremitting uphill upstream bothersome crushing cumbersome depleting distressing fierce galling gargantuan grievous grinding hairy herculean Herculean jarring laboured labored ominous operose oppressive painful problematic sapping shattering titanic toilsome unpleasant vigorous weighty worksome ambitious distressful effortful energy-consuming ferocious forbidding grim hard-won heavy intolerable merciless no picnic not easy prohibitive savage solemn tedious toilful unyielding wearing colossal cruel difficile easier said than done gigantic mighty thorny tough going unnerving vicious almighty awful crippling discomforting knackering moiling nerve-racking really hard staggering stressful tormenting troubling uncomfortable unsparing uphill battle very hard drudgy extreme killer scabrous slavish sticky torturesome unendurable dicey hazardous high-impact high-pressure impossible marathon rugged serious sweaty tall killing like getting blood out of a stone stiff murderous hellacious Augean pick-and-shovel exigent awkward irksome tricky stringent enervating vexatious bitter worrying persnickety traumatic worrisome relentless fraught disturbing enervative strained tense forced upsetting inhuman hostile dire bleak disagreeable dark hardhanded searing inconvenient hefty frustrating pressured grave spartan critical austere terrible strict exasperating clumsy troubled unreasonable tight contrived artificial leaden knotty monumental prickly delicate excessive pressing unrelenting unmanageable impressive weary dangerous mean superincumbent wicked vexing bad perilous precarious hectic tortured uneasy immoderate massive Sisyphean bold sensitive embittering unhandy steep grandiose dreadful daring aggressive imperious problematical ticklish chancy concerning dodgy iffy extravagant murder ungainly lofty anxious inexorable boring nasty clunky unfriendly dubious suspect questionable energetic time-consuming wretched cumbrous hurtful unwieldy cranky drudging bunglesome major agitating full of problems incommodious beset by problems irritating large-scale disastrous afflicted afflictive a stinker of a anxiety-ridden physical huge exorbitant powerful searching unfair stretching prodigious thoroughgoing prostrating withering overwhelming responsible a nuisance protracted lengthy hardworking mammoth racking punitive unrelaxing chastening an imposition heartrending busy dour drastic carking eventful forceful heroic courageous overtaxing overpowering plodding headache sombre somber dogged affected overdone studied aggravating large order heavy sledding unjust heartbreaking heart-rending slow controversial uncharitable unkind unsettled overburdening careful hypercritical thorough precise nit-picking no piece of cake pestilent afflicting gut-wrenching exerting despotic domineering inept overwrought unnatural maladroit nagging lively straitened inhospitable stern very difficult shocking trouble ghastly foul horrible rotten horrid vile impractical by the book audacious lumbersome appalling atrocious frightful horrendous abominable sober calamitous biting comfortless embarrassed industrious embarrassing fiddly grand elaborate intrepid unrealistic a devil grotty pretentious visionary unrelaxed edgy considerable significant life-threatening acute improbable ballsy brash idealistic unfeasible charged hard to use magnificent fanciful unreal complicated sobering big intensive threatening peracute menacing consequential ugly lousy beastly unlikely constrained stilted self-conscious tickly flustering disconcerting annoying discomfiting uncompromising from hell dolorous bumpy far-fetched bulky hard-line hard-nosed hard-hitting heavy-handed itchy confronting distressed scratchy difficult to achieve intractable objectionable ungovernable offensive recalcitrant causing discomfort ill-fitting a bummer of a insupportable perverse wayward unmanoeuvrable smarting burning aching hurting maddening infuriating improper tender irritated hulking unacceptable egregious raw stinging reddened inflamed chafed lumbering encumbering uncontrollable gross hurt throbbing red achy bruised in pain injured wounded beyond bearing not to be borne abscessed pained sharp sore ulcerated draconian tyrannical rigid pitiless ruthless authoritarian flinty abusive dictatorial repressive tyrannous ironhanded ramrod hard-hearted fiendishly difficult tremendously difficult very challenging timewasting inefficient long Spartan complex profound confused concentrated abstruse stormy te recondite chronophagous inflexible firm intransigent brassbound unpermissive violent maleficent brutish wolfish truculent sadistic barbaric cast-iron heightened barbarous unfeeling callous autocratic inhumane intolerant heartless unsympathetic undemocratic suppressive insensitive unmerciful implacable unpitying illiberal iron-fisted humourless sedate humorless staid sobersided poignant overbearing coercive anti-democratic disquieting unsmiling obdurate no-nonsense uncomic astringent high-handed overweening peremptory yukky unwelcome unhappy sour miserable distasteful unpalatable yucky chilling displeasing uncongenial unlovely unpleasing unsavory tragic sad hard-boiled hard-shell disheartening gloomy discouraging dispiriting dismal depressive depressing confining icky remorseless mortifying great po-faced unsavoury intemperate provoking inclement frantic chaotic rough going active frenzied frenetic turbulent restless animated madhouse tireless full tumultuous riotous furious bustling wild full on unruly spirited rowdy action-packed raucous

Antonym of problem

problem Idiom, Proverb

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