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The state or condition of being difficult
“Because of his upbringing, he may experience some difficulty in giving or receiving affection.”
The degree to which something is difficult or complex
“Questions will be arranged in no particular order of difficulty.”
A thing that is hard to accomplish, deal with, or understand
“This would in turn lead to a difficulty in calculating an accurate angle of attack.”
A situation that is difficult or dangerous
“A fictional character undergoing some difficulty can trigger an emotional reaction on the part of the reader.”
A feeling or declaration of disapproval or dissent
“The biggest difficulty I have with this dress is its gaudy color.”
Variance of opinion on a matter
“The difficulty I've had with the department has been exacerbated by their refusal to engage in dialogue.”
A dispute or disagreement
“Our neighbor's insistence on continually parking in front of our driveway is the primary source of the difficulty we have with him.”
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