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difficulty

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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
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2 something that makes a situation more complicated or difficult
  • There was a minor difficulty when we realized that the store had already closed.
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fly in the ointment

4 variance of opinion on a matter
  • The business partners found a way to iron out their difficulties.
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