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difficulty

noun

1 difficulty

An effort that is inconvenient:
— Had difficulty walking.
— Finished the test only with great difficulty.

synonym: trouble.

Roget 59a: complexity; complexness etc. adj.; complexus; complication, implication; intricacy, intrication; perplexity; network, labyrinth; wilderness, jungle; ... show more

Roget 704: difficulty; hardness etc. adj.; impracticability etc. (impossibility) 471; tough work, hard work, uphill work; hard task, Herculean task, ... show more

Roget 706: prevention, preclusion, obstruction, stoppage; embolus, embolism [Med.]; infarct [Med.]; interruption, interception, interclusion; hindrance, impedition; retardment, ... show more

Polish: zachód



2 difficulty

A factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result.

3 difficulty

A condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome.

Polish: problem

4 difficulty

The quality of being difficult:
— They agreed about the difficulty of the climb.

synonym: difficultness.

Dutch: hindernis, moeilijkheid
Polish: trudność


Moby thesaurus: Gordian knot, abstruseness, adverse circumstances, adversity, affliction, aggravation, agreement to disagree, altercation, annoyance, arduousness, asperity, bad news, bedevilment, beef, bickering, blight, block, blockade, bore, bother ... show more.

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difficulties

noun

Roget 804: poverty, indigence, penury, pauperism, destitution, want; need, neediness; lack, necessity, privation, distress, difficulties, ... show more

Moby thesaurus: adverse circumstances, adversity, affliction, aggravation, annoyance, blight, broken fortune, bummer, care, cross, curse, difficulty, distress, downer, embarrassment, genteel poverty, hard knocks, hard life, hard lot, hard pinch ... show more.

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