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Difficulty

Difficulty Meaning & Definition
Difficulty Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Difficulty?

[n] an effort that is inconvenient; "I went to a lot of trouble"; "he won without any trouble"; "had difficulty walking"; "finished the test only with great difficulty"
[n] the quality of being difficult; "they agreed about the difficulty of the climb"
[n] a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result; "serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent"
[n] a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome; "grappling with financial difficulties"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Difficulty: difficultness | trouble

Related Terms | Find terms related to Difficulty: abstruseness | adverse circumstances | adversity | affliction | aggravation | agreement to disagree | altercation | annoyance | arduousness | asperity | bad news | bedevilment | beef | bickering | blight | block | blockade | bore | bother | botheration | bothersomeness | bottleneck | bummer | burden | burthen | care | cargo | catch | challenge | charge | complexity | complication | controversy | cordon | crabbedness | crampedness | crashing bore | cross | cross-purposes | cumbrance | curse | curtain | deadweight | deepness | demurral | demurrer | determent | deterrent | devilment | difference | difference of opinion | difficulties | dilemma | disadvantage | disagreement | disparity | dispute | distress | dividedness | division | dogging | downer | drag | drawback | embarrassment | emergency | encumbrance | esoterica | exasperation | exigency | falling-out | fight | fix | formidableness | freight | Gordian knot | hamper | handicap | hang-up | harassment | hard knocks | hard life | hard lot | hardcase | hardness | hardship | harrying | hassle | hazard | headache | heavy sledding | hindrance | hitch | hot water | hounding | hurdle | impediment | impedimenta | imposition | inconvenience | intricacy | irritation | jam | joker | knottiness | laboriousness | load | lumber | mess | misunderstanding | molestation | nuisance | objection | obstacle | obstruction | obstructive | odds | one small difficulty | onus | pack | painfulness | pass | penalty | persecution | pest | pickle | pinch | pitfall | plight | polarization | predicament | pressure | problem | profoundness | profundity | protest | quandary | question | reconditeness | remonstrance | remonstration | rigor | rub | scrape | sea of troubles | snag | squabble | strain | strait | straits | stress | stress of life | stumbling block | stumbling stone | trial | tribulation | trouble | troubles | vale of tears | variance | vexation | vexatiousness | vicissitude | vigor | weight | white elephant | worriment | worry

See Also | asperity | balk | baulk | bitch | burdensomeness | check | cognitive factor | condition | deterrent | effort | effortfulness | elbow grease | exertion | facer | fix | formidability | grimness | handicap | hard time | hardness | hardship | hindrance | hole | impediment | inconvenience | jam | job | kettle of fish | killer | mess | muddle | niceness | onerousness | oppressiveness | pickle | pinch | pisser | pitfall | plight | predicament | problem | problem | quality | quandary | rattrap | rigor | rigorousness | rigour | severity | situation | snorter | status | strain | stress | subtlety | sweat | toughness | travail | trouble | troublesomeness | urinary hesitancy | wall | worriment

Difficulty In Webster's Dictionary

\Dif"fi*cul*ty\, n.; pl. {Difficulties}. [L. difficultas, fr. difficilis difficult; dif- = dis- + facilis easy: cf. F. difficult['e]. See {Facile}.] 1. The state of being difficult, or hard to do; hardness; arduousness; -- opposed to {easiness} or {facility}; as, the difficulty of a task or enterprise; a work of difficulty. Not being able to promote them [the interests of life] on account of the difficulty of the region. --James Byrne. 2. Something difficult; a thing hard to do or to understand; that which occasions labor or perplexity, and requires skill and perseverance to overcome, solve, or achieve; a hard enterprise; an obstacle; an impediment; as, the difficulties of a science; difficulties in theology. They lie under some difficulties by reason of the emperor's displeasure. --Addison. 3. A controversy; a falling out; a disagreement; an objection; a cavil. Measures for terminating all local difficulties. --Bancroft. 4. Embarrassment of affairs, especially financial affairs; -- usually in the plural; as, to be in difficulties. In days of difficulty and pressure. --Tennyson. Syn: Impediment; obstacle; obstruction; embarrassment; perplexity; exigency; distress; trouble; trial; objection; cavil. See {Impediment}.

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