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Noun: difficulty  di-fi-kul-tee
  1. An effort that is inconvenient
    "had difficulty walking"; "finished the test only with great difficulty";
    - trouble
  2. The quality of being almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring a great effort to achieve a positive result
    "they agreed about the difficulty of the climb";
    - difficultness, fix [informal], hole [informal], jam [informal], mess [informal], muddle [informal], pickle [informal], kettle of fish [informal]

Derived forms: difficulties

See also: difficult, hard

Type of: effort, elbow grease, exertion, quality, sweat [informal], travail [literary]

Encyclopedia: Difficulty