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Synonyms for difficulty

Synonyms for (noun) difficulty

Synonyms: trouble, difficulty Definition: an effort that is inconvenient Usage: I went to a lot of trouble; he won without any trouble; had difficulty walking; finished the test only with great difficulty

Similar words: effort, elbow grease, travail, sweat, exertion Definition: use of physical or mental energy; hard work Usage: he got an A for effort; they managed only with great exertion

Synonyms: difficultness, difficulty Definition: the quality of being difficult Usage: they agreed about the difficulty of the climb

Similar words: quality Definition: an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone Usage: the quality of mercy is not strained--Shakespeare

Synonyms: difficulty Definition: a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result Usage: serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent

Similar words: cognitive factor Definition: something immaterial (as a circumstance or influence) that contributes to producing a result

Synonyms: difficulty Definition: a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome Usage: grappling with financial difficulties

Similar words: condition, status Definition: a state at a particular time Usage: a condition (or state) of disrepair; the current status of the arms negotiations