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Synonyms for difficulty
ˈdɪf ɪˌkʌl ti, -kəl tidif·fi·cul·ty

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. difficulty

    Difficulty makes an undertaking otherwise than easy. That which rests upon one as a burden is an encumbrance. An impediment is primarily something that checks the foot or in any way makes advance slow or difficult; an obstacle is something that stands across the way, an obstruction something that is built or placed across the way. An obstruction is always an obstacle, but an obstacle may not always be properly termed an obstruction; boxes and bales placed on the sidewalk are obstructions to travel; an ice-floe is an obstacle to navigation, and may become an obstruction if it closes an inlet or channel. A hindrance (kindred with hind, behind) is anything that makes one come behind or short of his purpose. An impediment may be either what one finds in his way or what he carries with him; impedimenta was the Latin name for the baggage of a soldier or of an army. The tendency is to view an impediment as something constant or, at least for a time, continuous; as, an impediment in one's speech. A difficulty or a hindrance may be either within one or without; a speaker may find difficulty in expressing himself, or difficulty in holding the attention of restless children. An encumbrance is always what one carries with him; an obstacle or an obstruction is always without. To a marching soldier the steepness of a mountain path is a difficulty, loose stones are impediments, a fence is an obstruction, a cliff or a boulder across the way is an obstacle; a knapsack is an encumbrance.

    Synonyms:
    bar, barrier, clog, encumbrance, hindrance, impediment, obstacle, obstruction

    Antonyms:
    advantage, aid, assistance, benefit, help, relief, succor

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. trouble, difficultynoun

    an effort that is inconvenient

    "I went to a lot of trouble"; "he won without any trouble"; "had difficulty walking"; "finished the test only with great difficulty"

    Synonyms:
    fuss, trouble, worry, hassle, difficultness, problem, bother

    Antonyms:
    ease, simpleness, simplicity, easiness

  2. difficultynoun

    a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result

    "serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent"

    Synonyms:
    trouble, difficultness

    Antonyms:
    simpleness, easiness, ease, simplicity

  3. difficultynoun

    a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome

    "grappling with financial difficulties"

    Synonyms:
    trouble, difficultness

    Antonyms:
    simpleness, ease, simplicity, easiness

  4. difficulty, difficultnessnoun

    the quality of being difficult

    "they agreed about the difficulty of the climb"

    Synonyms:
    trouble, difficultness

    Antonyms:
    simpleness, easiness, ease, simplicity

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. stress

    a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.

    "he's obviously under a lot of stress"

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. difficultynoun

    Synonyms:
    obstacle, impediment, obstruction, arduousness, hardness, controversy, disagreement, objection, cavil, predicament, quandary, dilemma

    Antonyms:
    ease, facility, extrication, release

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#44966hindrance
#56554encumbrance

How to use difficulty in a sentence?

  1. Kendra Schaefer:

    Considering the cost and difficulty managing such apps, coupled with concerns expressed by the public over data security and privacy – not to mention the political win local governments get by symbolically putting zero-Covid to bed – dismantling those systems is par for the course.

  2. Robert Jordan:

    It may well create further vacuums, it may well create greater difficulty in finding any kind of moderate forces to train and assist in the process of fighting ISIS both in Syria and Iraq. I think we have a real risk here that it could destabilize efforts in that regard.

  3. Rami Abdulrahman:

    This is because of the difficulty of activists reaching areas hit by the coalition and also because the Islamic State keeps a tight lid on it's human losses.

  4. Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi:

    I know that most men -- not only those considered clever, but even those who are very clever and capable of understanding most difficult scientific, mathematical, or philosophic, problems - can seldom discern even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as obliges them to admit the falsity of conclusions they have formed, perhaps with much difficulty -- conclusions of which they are proud, which they have taught to others, and on which they have built their lives.

  5. Kathryn Lewis Ginebaugh:

    One of the things we've worked on with the RAs is how to have the conversations with the students so that it helps the students, if they have some internal stigma about getting help for an emotional difficulty, that they know it's OK. In fact, there is help available and a lot of students don't realize there are real, effective treatments for depression and anxiety.


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