|1.||[ noun ] an effort that is inconvenient|
"I went to a lot of trouble" "he won without any trouble" "had difficulty walking" "finished the test only with great difficulty"
|Related terms:||effort the_devil tsuris trouble_oneself|
|2.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||cognitive_factor trouble pitfall hindrance pisser snorter killer wrinkle facer|
|3.||[ noun ] a situation or condition almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome|
: "grappling with financial difficulties"
|Related terms:||condition problem predicament stress fix hard_time pinch rattrap urinary_hesitancy wall situation bitch|
|4.||[ noun ] the quality of being difficult|
"they agreed about the difficulty of the climb"
|Related terms:||ease quality asperity troublesomeness subtlety hardness formidability effortfulness burdensomeness difficult|