difficult meaning

EN[ˈdɪfɪkəlt] [ˈdɪfɪˌkʌlt] [ˈdɪfɪkl̩t]

    Definition of difficult in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGdifficultsPRdifficultingPT, PPdifficulted
    1. OBS VT To make difficult; to impede; to perplex.
    2. AdjectiveCOMmore difficultSUPmost difficult
      1. Hard, not easy, requiring much effort.
        1. (often of a person, or a horse, etc) Hard to manage, uncooperative, troublesome.
          1. Stop being difficult and eat your broccoli—you know it's good for you. ‎
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Some hikers choose to slackpack when they want credit for hiking the miles but do not want to carry full packs over difficult terrain.
          • Walking around SoHo's glamorous bistros and boutiques it is difficult to imagine that a few decades ago the area was urban blight that the city wanted to knock down and build a freeway through.
          • The struggle with ways and means had recommenced, more difficult now a hundredfold than it had been before, because of their increasing needs.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • It's a large job, but if we parcel it out among several people over several weeks, it shouldn't be too difficult.
          • Don't overthink the problem. It's not that difficult.
          • He does sometimes half wish to change his life, but it is too difficult.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Verbs
            • Transitive verbs
          Related Links:
          1. en difficulties
          2. fr difficulté
          3. en difficulty
          4. en difficultly
          5. fr difficultés
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of difficult for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "difficult" is an adjective. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
          Difficultness: Level 1
          Easy     ➨     Difficult
          Definiteness: Level 9
          Definite    ➨     Versatile