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Meaning of difficulty

dif•fi•cul•ty

Pronunciation: (dif'i-kul"tē, -kul-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. the fact or condition of being difficult.
  2. Often,an embarrassing situation, esp. of financial affairs.
  3. a trouble or struggle.
  4. a cause of trouble, struggle, or embarrassment.
  5. a disagreement or dispute.
  6. reluctance; unwillingness.
  7. a demur; objection.
  8. something that is hard to do, understand, or surmount; an impediment or obstacle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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