Examples of difficult in a Sentence
We were asked lots of difficult questions.
I had to make a very difficult decision.
We'll be hiking over difficult terrain.
It's more difficult than it sounds.
I found myself in a difficult position.
Some difficult days lie ahead of us.
These changes will make life difficult for everyone involved.
Recent Examples of difficult from the Web
That would have been more difficult if Britain and France were feuding and Europe were facing a deeper economic slump.
Getty Renting an apartment in New Orleans's Garden District may get more difficult.
But that cultural shift might prove even more difficult than reallocating water rights.
That experience is difficult enough when the coverage is local, and unimaginable when a major media production turns your story into a national pastime.
But evidence of misdeeds as elusive and untraceable as inciting violence against bloggers is difficult to come by.
ESQ: What's more difficult then, dealing with customers or dealing with people outside of work?
Everything was difficult: talking, sitting, standing, lying down.
Just as difficult to convey is the class dynamic that Chekhov treated again and again: there is no precise English, much less American, equivalent of his gentry, trying to live a city life on income from vast, ungovernable, debt-ridden estates.
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Origin and Etymology of difficult
Middle English, back-formation from difficulty
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of difficult
DIFFICULT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of difficult for English Language Learners
: not easy : requiring much work or skill to do or make
: not easy to deal with or manage
: not willing to help others by changing your behavior : stubborn or unreasonable
DIFFICULT Defined for Kids
Definition of difficult for Students
1 : not easy : hard to do or make a difficult job
2 : hard to deal with difficult circumstances a difficult child
3 : hard to understand a difficult subject
Word Root of difficult
The Latin word facere, meaning “to make” or “to do,” and its form factus give us the roots fic, fact, and fect. Words from the Latin facere have something to do with making or doing something. To manufacture is to make goods. This is often done in a factory. Something difficult is hard to do. Anything effective does what it is meant to do.
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