Definition of difficult in English:

difficult

Line breaks: dif|fi¦cult
Pronunciation: /ˈdɪfɪk(ə)lt
 
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adjective

Derivatives

difficultly

adverb ( • rare )
More example sentences
  • The full complement of four cellos, double bass, percussion, three sopranos and the piano duo even hinted at one of those discarded early versions of Stravinsky's difficultly achieved masterpiece.
  • He added that the Government neglects the municipalities and works with them extremely slowly and difficultly.
  • It goes on, more difficultly still, in the attenuated sublimity of a democratic faith, that the after is not the end.

difficultness

noun
More example sentences
  • Among girls, maternal hostile child-rearing attitudes, role dissatisfaction, and perceived temperamental difficultness of the child were all significant predictors of self-esteem in adolescence.
  • High activity and low sociability are less accepted in girls than in boys, and this may explain why temperamental difficultness predicted low self-esteem among girls only.
  • They pride themselves on their difficultness.

Origin

late Middle English: back-formation from difficulty.

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