Simple Definition of difficulty
: the quality of something that makes it hard to do : the difficult nature of something
: something that is not easy to do or to deal with : a difficult situation
: a disagreement in opinion
Examples of difficulty
She underestimated the difficulty of saving so much money.
<the many difficulties that he encountered on the road from poor orphan to head of a major corporation>
Origin of difficulty
Middle English difficulte, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French difficulté, from Latin difficultas, from difficilis not easy, from dis- + facilis easy — more at facile
First Known Use: 14th century
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