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Definition of Difficulty


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

difficulty in Afrikaans is moeilikheid
difficulty in Dutch is bezwaar, moeilijkheid, strubbeling
difficulty in German is Schwierigkeiten, Schwierigkeit
difficulty in Latin is impedimentum, difficultas
difficulty in Norwegian is vanskelighet
difficulty in Portuguese is dificuldade
difficulty in Spanish is dificultad, inconveniente