Synonyms and Antonyms of difficulty
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
discomfort, inconvenience, nuisance
affliction, trial, tribulation
knock, misfortune, mishap, tragedy
bar, catch, check, clog, crimp, embarrassment, handicap, hindrance, hitch, hurdle, impediment, interference, let, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, rub, shackle, snag, stop, trammel
block, chain, deterrent, encumbrance, fetter, inhibition
something that makes a situation more complicated or difficult
- There was a minor difficulty when we realized that the store had already closed.
a feeling or declaration of disapproval or dissent
- The only difficulty I have with the dress is its color—does it come in anything besides purple?
challenge, complaint, demur, demurral, demurrer, exception, expostulation, fuss, kick, objection, protest, question, remonstrance, stink
compunction, doubt, misgiving, qualm, scruple
argument, conflict, debate, dispute, quarrel, squabble
defiance, disobedience, rebellion
distrust, distrustfulness, dubiety, incertitude, indetermination, misdoubt, mistrust, mistrustfulness, reservation, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainty
qualmishness, unease, uneasiness
variance of opinion on a matter
- The business partners found a way to iron out their difficulties.
clash, collision, conflict, confliction, disaccord, discord, dissonance
combat, contention, strife, struggle
altercation, argument, bicker, falling-out, fight, kickup, misunderstanding, quarrel, set-to