Meaning of DIFFICULT in English

DIFFICULT

adj.1 a needing much effort or skill. b troublesome, perplexing.

2 (of a person): a not easy to please or satisfy. b uncooperative, troublesome.

3 characterized by hardships or problems (a difficult period in his life).

Derivatives:

difficultly adv. difficultness n.

Etymology: ME, back-form. f. DIFFICULTY

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