What is the meaning of difficulty?

noun

  • An effort that is inconvenient.
    • usage: "I went to a lot of trouble"; "he won without any trouble"; "had difficulty walking"; "finished the test only with great difficulty"
  • A factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result.
    • usage: "serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent"
  • A condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome.
    • usage: "grappling with financial difficulties"
  • The quality of being difficult.
    • usage: "they agreed about the difficulty of the climb"
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APAWordNet. (2010). difficulty. Retrieved February 23, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/difficulty/definitions/1210193
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "difficulty" http://smartdefine.org/difficulty/definitions/1210193 (accessed February 23, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, difficulty, Smart Define, viewed 23 February, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/difficulty/definitions/1210193>.
MLAWordNet. "difficulty" 23 October 2010. Web. 23 February 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/difficulty/definitions/1210193>
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