Thesaurus

difficulty

Synonyms and Antonyms of difficulty

1 something that is a cause for suffering or special effort especially in the attainment of a goal

  • the many difficulties that he encountered on the road from poor orphan to head of a major corporation
Synonyms of difficulty
Words Related to difficulty
Near Antonyms of difficulty

2 something that makes a situation more complicated or difficult

  • there was a minor difficulty when we realized that the store had already closed
Synonyms of difficulty
Words Related to difficulty
Phrases Synonymous with difficulty

fly in the ointment

4 variance of opinion on a matter

  • the theologian's ongoing difficulties with the Vatican
Synonyms of difficulty
Words Related to difficulty
Near Antonyms of difficulty
Antonyms of difficulty



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up difficulty? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a magnificent or impressive array

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!