1. [ noun ] an effort that is inconvenient
Synonyms: trouble

"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
Synonyms: difficultness

"they agreed about the difficulty of the climb"

Related terms: ease quality asperity troublesomeness subtlety hardness formidability effortfulness burdensomeness difficult
Similar spelling:   difficult