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1. difficult

adjective. ['ˈdɪfəkəlt'] not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure.

Synonyms

  • hard
  • strenuous
  • arduous
  • laborious
  • heavy
  • tough
  • burdensome
  • demanding
  • punishing
  • grueling
  • grinding
  • back-breaking
  • problematic
  • difficultness
  • troublesome
  • difficulty
  • thorny
  • elusive
  • serious
  • challenging
  • fractious
  • knotty
  • herculean
  • rugged
  • vexed
  • ambitious
  • touchy
  • rocky
  • catchy
  • unenviable
  • tricky
  • nasty
  • trying
  • problematical
  • tight
  • effortful
  • hard-fought
  • baffling

Antonyms

  • ease
  • effortless
  • undemanding
  • polished

Etymology

  • difficulty (English)
  • difficultee (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Difficult

  • unbuilt

How do you pronounce difficult?

Pronounce difficult as ˈdɪfəkəlt.

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How do you spell difficult? Is it dificult ?

A common misspelling of difficult is dificult

Sentences with difficult


1. Adjective
It might seem like a beer bottle-shaped cake would be difficult to create, but it really is not.

Quotes about difficult


1. It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Schuller

2. And you know, whether it's drama or comedy, the best work is based on truth. It's just that, with comedy, the circumstances are just crazy-heightened, and you have these crazy things thrown at you. But you still have to do it truthfully, because that's where the humor comes from. So it's not that difficult to cross over.
- Tony Hale

3. You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.
- Madeleine L'Engle

2. difficult

adjective. ['ˈdɪfəkəlt'] hard to control.

Synonyms

  • disobedient
  • uncheckable
  • intractable
  • noncompliant
  • unruly
  • defiant
  • uncontrollable
  • unmanageable
  • indocile

Antonyms

  • compliant
  • manageable
  • obedient
  • regular

Etymology

  • difficulty (English)
  • difficultee (Middle English (1100-1500))
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