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dif·fi·cult

difficult

 
 
pronunciation:
dI f klt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: hard to do or understand.
He enjoys difficult homework assignments.The president has to make many difficult decisions.
synonyms:
complex, hard, knotty, tough, uphill
antonyms:
easy, simple
similar words:
ambitious, demanding, severe, stiff, tricky
definition 2: filled with many tough problems or pain.
The people's lives were very difficult during the famine when there was little food to eat.
synonyms:
hard, rough, tough, uphill
antonyms:
convenient, easy
definition 3: hard to deal with or please.
My mom says my grandfather was a difficult man. She says he got angry easily and he was often in a bad mood.
synonyms:
hard
antonyms:
easy
similar words:
contrary, demanding, obstinate, problem
derivation: difficultly (adv.)
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  • difficulty:
    something that is difficult
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