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