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Requiring great effort or exertion
“He prepared himself for the difficult task of running the marathon.”
Hard to comprehend mentally
“Bobby had to give up on the Sudoku puzzle as it was too difficult.”
Not easy to please or satisfy
“She quit her job because her boss had a penchant for being difficult.”
Characterized by causing hardships or problems
“We are living through a difficult economic climate where unemployment is high.”
Disobedient in nature
“Charlie was a difficult child who would throw regular tantrums.”
Inopportune or inconvenient
“Your request for a favor has come at a difficult time.”
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