- not easy to do; requiring effort
- not easy to understand or solve; intricate
- hard to deal with; troublesome: a difficult child
- not easily convinced, pleased, or satisfied
- full of hardships or trials
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
dif•fi•cult /ˈdɪfɪˌkʌlt, -kəlt/USA pronunciation adj.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
dif•fi•cult (dif′i kult′, -kəlt),USA pronunciation adj.
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difficult /ˈdɪfɪkəlt/ adj
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Collocations: a difficult [exam, task, job], a difficult [situation, problem, issue, business], that's a very difficult [question, problem] to [answer, solve], more...
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