Noun: difficulty di-fi-kul-tee
- An effort that is inconvenient
"had difficulty walking"; "finished the test only with great difficulty";
- 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"
- 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"
- The quality of being difficult
"they agreed about the difficulty of the climb";
Derived forms: difficulties
See also: difficult, hard
Type of: cognitive factor, condition, effort, elbow grease, exertion, quality, status, sweat, travail