I would like to compile a list of adjectives that can be used to give information about the "bigness" of a problem.
Say for example in a report about the role of stress-related work disability a sentence like
In the healthcare sector, this problem is particularly xxxxxxxxx
Now, what? Big? Eminent? Prominent? Large? Virulent? Heavy? Important? Aggravating? Grave? Sizeable? Serious?
I suppose all of them would carry the message, but most of them would sound awkward. So, what would be good choices? What adjectives would usually be used in a formal context like a written report?
(I tried to give a very concrete example, but the question is meant more generally: adjectives expressing size that are good for combining with the word "problem".)