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"Pressing" would equate to "most urgent" (as in pressed for time) "Toughest" already works well but I guess to expand you have to know on what basis they are the toughest. "challenging" = difficult to solve "prevalent" = widespread "distressing", "damaging", "worrying" It really depends on the context you want to infer. Perhaps you need to start by ...
innate-is one solution. Most of us trying to make positive changes were born into what is.
How about using the word "pernicious"?
I was pondering on ways of addressing society's most profound issues.
I was pondering on ways of addressing society's most challenging issues. (Toughest instead of most challenging also works.) Another term that may fit what you are looking for is "wicked," as in "wicked problems," a term largely attributed to Rittel & Webber's 1973 paper "Dilemmas in a General Theory of Planning." The term recently got a bunch of ...
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