1. an effort that is inconvenient

- had difficulty walking

- finished the test only with great difficulty

Similar word(s): trouble

Definition categories: act, effort, exertion, sweat, travail

2. a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result

- serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent

Definition categories: thought

3. a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome

- grappling with financial difficulties

Definition categories: state, condition, status

4. the quality of being difficult

- they agreed about the difficulty of the climb

Similar word(s): difficultness

Definition categories: attribute, quality

Sentences with difficulty as a noun:

- We faced a difficulty.