AskDefine | Define difficult

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difficult adj
1 not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "a difficult child"; "found himself in a difficult situation"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?" [syn: hard] [ant: easy]
2 requiring much effort and trouble; "the mountain climb was long, steep, and difficult"

User Contributed Dictionary



difficulty noun from French difficile


  • /ˈdɪfɪkəl̩t/


  1. hard, not easy, requiring much effort


hard, not easy

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Difficulty may refer to:
difficult in French: Difficulté

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