• IPA: /ˈdɪfɪkəlt/

difficult (comparative difficulter, superlative difficultest)

  1. Hard, not easy, requiring much effort.
    However, the difficult weather conditions will ensure Yunnan has plenty of freshwater.
    • There is not the strength or courage left me to venture into the wide, strange, and difficult world, alone.
  2. (often of a, person, or a horse, etc) Hard to manage, uncooperative, troublesome.
    Stop being difficult and eat your broccoli—you know it's good for you.
  3. (obsolete) Unable or unwilling.
Synonyms Translations Verb

difficult (difficults, present participle difficulting; past and past participle difficulted)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To make difficult; to impede; to perplex.

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