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difficulty

dif·fi·cul·ty

difficulty

 
 
pronunciation:
dI f kuhl ti
part of speech: noun
inflections: difficulties
definition 1: the condition of being hard to do.
The astronauts were prepared for the difficulty of walking in space.
synonyms:
complexity, knottiness, struggle, toughness
antonyms:
simplicity
definition 2: something that causes worry or trouble; problem.
I have had nothing but difficulties with this computer.
synonyms:
bother, hassle, problem, trouble, worry
similar words:
annoyance, dilemma, disturbance, matter, predicament