"difficulty" Definition

  1. n. 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.
  2. n. 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.
  3. n. A controversy; a falling out; a disagreement; an objection; a cavil.
  4. n. Embarrassment of affairs, especially financial affairs; -- usually in the plural; as, to be in difficulties.

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Position in dictionary: 27330 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n., n.,
Words that start with "difficulty": 1
Words that end with "difficulty": 1
Words that contain "difficulty": 1
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English Dictionary Definition of difficulty

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