Synonyms of problem in English:

problem


See definition of problem

noun

1‘he's been under increasing stress due to business and personal problems’

SYNONYMS

difficulty, issue, trouble, worry, complication, difficult situation, mess, muddle, mix-up

snag, hitch, drawback, stumbling block, obstacle, hurdle, hiccup, setback, catch

catch-22, vexed question, quandary, the rub

predicament, plight, can of worms, hornets' nest, Gordian knot

misfortune, mishap, misadventure

informal dilemma, headache, prob, hassle, pickle, fix, tight spot, fly in the ointment, how-do-you-do, job, gremlin, facer

North American informal katzenjammer

rare nodus

2‘‘I don't want to be a problem,’ Lucy said’

SYNONYMS

nuisance, source of difficulty, bother, pest, source of trouble, irritant, thorn in one's flesh, thorn in one's side, vexation

informal drag, pain, pain in the neck

Australian informal fair cow

vulgar slang pain in the arse

3‘arithmetical problems’

SYNONYMS

puzzle, question, poser, enigma, riddle, conundrum

informal teaser, brain-teaser


adjective

1‘a problem child’

SYNONYMS

troublesome, difficult, unmanageable, unruly, disobedient, uncontrollable, ungovernable, intractable, recalcitrant, intransigent, refractory

delinquent, maladjusted, disturbed

ANTONYMS

well behaved, manageable