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Definition of Difficulty

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.

Difficulty Quotations

God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty.
Peter Marshall

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Winston Churchill

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones. - John Maynard Keynes
The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.
John Maynard Keynes

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.
Chanakya

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Abraham Lincoln
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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
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