HyperDic: difficulty

English > 4 senses of the word difficulty:
NOUNactdifficulty, troublean effort that is inconvenient
cognitiondifficultya factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result
statedifficultya condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
attributedifficulty, difficultnessthe quality of being difficult
difficulty > pronunciation
Soundsdih'fahkahltiy; dih'fihkah.ltiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > difficulty: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningAn effort that is inconvenient.
Examples
  • "had difficulty walking"
  • "finished the test only with great difficulty"
Synonymtrouble
Narrowerthe devilSomething difficult or awkward to do or deal with
tsuris(Yiddish) aggravating trouble
Broadereffort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweatUse of physical or mental energy
Spanishdificultad, problema
Catalandificultat
English > difficulty: 4 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result.
Narrowerfacer(a dated Briticism) a serious difficulty with which one is suddenly faced
hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicapSomething immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
killerA difficulty that is hard to deal with
kinkA difficulty or flaw in a plan or operation
pisserA very disagreeable difficulty
pitfall, booby trapAn unforeseen or unexpected or surprising difficulty
snorterSomething outstandingly difficult
trouble, problemA source of difficulty
wrinkleA minor difficulty
Broadercognitive factorSomething immaterial (as a circumstance or influence) that contributes to producing a result
Spanishcomplicación, dificultad, impedimento, obstáculo, pega, problema
Catalancomplicació, dificultat, impediment, obstacle, problema
English > difficulty: 4 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningA condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome.
NarrowerbitchAn unpleasant difficulty
fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fishinformal terms for a difficult situation
hard time, rough sleddingA difficulty that can be overcome with effort
mireA difficulty or embarrassment that is hard to extricate yourself from
pinchA painful or straitened circumstance
predicament, quandary, plightA situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
problem, jobA state of difficulty that needs to be resolved
rattrapA difficult entangling situation
situationA complex or critical or unusual difficulty
stress, straindifficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
urinary hesitancyDifficulty in beginning the flow of urine
wallA difficult or awkward situation
Broadercondition, statusA state at a particular time
Spanishcontrariedad, dificultad, obstáculo, problema
Catalancontrarietat, dificultat, obstacle, problema
English > difficulty: 4 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being difficult.
Example"they agreed about the difficulty of the climb"
Synonymdifficultness
Attributesdifficult, hardnot easy
Narrowerasperity, grimness, hardship, rigor, rigour, severity, severeness, rigorousness, rigourousnessSomething hard to endure
burdensomeness, heaviness, onerousness, oppressivenessunwelcome burdensome difficulty
effortfulnessThe quality of requiring deliberate effort
formidability, toughnessimpressive difficulty
hardness, ruggednessThe quality of being difficult to do
subtlety, nicenessThe quality of being difficult to detect or analyze
troublesomeness, inconvenience, worrimentA difficulty that causes anxiety
BroaderqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Oppositeease, easiness, simplicity, simplenessfreedom from difficulty / difficulty or hardship / hardship or effort
Spanishdificultad
Catalandificultat

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