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difficult Saltos de línea: dif|fi¦cult
Pronunciación: /ˈdɪfɪk(ə)lt/

Definición de difficult en inglés:


1Needing much effort or skill to accomplish, deal with, or understand: she had a difficult decision to make the questions are too difficult for the children
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • We all acknowledged the fact that this decision is very difficult for you to understand.
  • It is as difficult for us to understand adolescents as it is for them to understand us.
  • It is very difficult for me to disagree with the statement that they deplore it.
1.1Characterized by or causing hardships or problems: a difficult economic climate
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The State of Oregon is looking hard to save where it can in this difficult business climate.
  • I was also a union steward at that time involved in long and difficult negotiations.
  • The whole situation is made more difficult by the complexity of the cost equations.
bad, tough, grim, terrible, awful, dreadful, nightmarish, dark, black, hard, adverse, unpleasant, unwelcome, disagreeable, distressing, harrowing;
straitened, hard-pressed
archaic or , humorousparlous
1.2(Of a person) not easy to please or satisfy; awkward: Lily could be difficult
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It's quite a hard thing to say, but my Nan is a very difficult person for me to be around.
  • My character in the film had a very difficult father and there was one scene in which she had to stand up to him.
  • He has succeeded in showing us that he is a difficult man, but that needed no great mastery.
troublesome, tiresome, trying, exasperating, demanding, unmanageable, intractable, perverse, contrary, recalcitrant, obstreperous, refractory, fractious;
hard to please, hard to satisfy, fussy, particular, over-particular, fastidious, perfectionist, critical, hypercritical, finicky;
British awkward;
Scottish thrawn
choosy, picky
British informalbloody-minded, bolshie, stroppy
North American informalbalky
rarecontrarious, finical



adverbio ( rare)
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.


Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.


Late Middle English: back-formation from difficulty.

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