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Causing problems and disagreement - thesaurus

Synonyms

difficult

adjective

difficult conditions or situations cause a lot of problems and make it hard for you to succeed

bad

adjective

likely to cause major problems

embarrassing

adjective

causing problems for someone, especially an organization or politician

problematic

adjective

involving or causing problems

troublesome

adjective

causing problems or difficulties, especially in an annoying way

disruptive

adjective

causing difficulties that interrupt something or prevent it from continuing

contentious

adjective

causing disagreement between people or groups

adverse

adjective

likely to cause problems

invidious

adjective

likely to cause problems, for example by offending people or making them feel you have not treated them fairly

fraught

adjective

full of problems, difficulties, or things that are confusing

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amiss

adjective

likely to cause difficulties or problems

awkward

adjective

British someone who is awkward is difficult to deal with or please, and causes problems, often deliberately

bad/terrible/horrible etc. news for

likely to make things worse for someone or something

burdensome

adjective

formal creating problems for someone

calamitous

adjective

formal causing serious damage, or causing a lot of people to suffer

catastrophic

adjective

causing a lot of damage, or making a lot of people suffer

convulsive

adjective

mainly journalism causing major problems or serious harm

corrosive

adjective

formal causing gradual damage to something such as a society, an institution, or a relationship

costly

adjective

formal causing a lot of problems

crippling

adjective

causing severe damage or problems

devilish

adjective

intended to cause trouble, but not in a serious way

difficult

adjective

not easy to do, deal with, or understand

divisive

adjective

likely to cause arguments between people

expensive

adjective

an expensive mistake or decision is one that causes you serious problems

fractious

adjective

causing problems and difficult to control

incendiary

adjective

likely to cause anger or violence

inflammatory

adjective

likely to make people feel angry

intrusive

adjective

interrupting a peaceful situation

mischievous

adjective

a mischievous person, especially a child, enjoys having fun by causing trouble

mischievous

adjective

a mischievous action or statement is one that is intended to cause trouble or disagreement

moot

adjective

a moot point, question, or issue is one that people disagree about

Murphy’s Law

humorous the principle that if something can possibly go wrong, then it certainly will go wrong

obstructive

adjective

trying to prevent something by deliberately causing problems

offending

adjective

often humorous causing a problem, or breaking a rule

prickly

adjective

making people disagree and argue with each other

problem

noun

experiencing a lot of difficulties in life, or causing difficulties for other people

provocative

adjective

intended to start arguments between people or to make people angry or upset

punitive

adjective

relating to or causing punishment or great difficulty

rogue

adjective

a rogue member of a group does not behave in the same way as its other members and is considered dangerous or likely to cause problems

rowdy

adjective

noisy and causing trouble

schismatic

adjective

connected with a schism

self-defeating

adjective

causing the same problems that you were intending to solve

tendentious

adjective

formal expressing a strong personal opinion, attitude, or intention that other people are likely to argue with

touchy

adjective

likely to make people angry or upset

toxic

adjective

used about a subject on which opinion is so strongly divided that it is hard to have a reasonable discussion about it

undesirable

adjective

someone who is undesirable is not trusted or welcomed, because people think they are likely to cause trouble or be involved in crime

vexed

adjective

full of difficulties

where it hurts

in a way that causes most pain or problems

BuzzWord

gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Open Dictionary

Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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