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EN[ˈdɪfɪkəlt] [ˈdɪfɪˌkʌlt] [ˈdɪfɪkl̩t]
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    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
          • Diagnosis of arthrofibrosis and frozen shoulder remains difficult and the self-reported data included pain, as well as stiffness.
          • These autoimmune diseases can be treated with antibiotics; however diagnoses can be difficult and treatment can lead to side effects such as dysbacteriosis.
          • The child's constant wrigglings made her difficult to hold.
        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.
          • It is known that allergoids obtained by treatment with aldehydes are randomly cross-linked proteins of high molecular weight and their standardization is very difficult.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Verbs
            • Transitive verbs
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          1. en difficulties
          2. en difficulty
          3. fr difficulté
          4. en difficulted
          5. en difficultly
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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
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          Easy     ➨     Difficult
          Definiteness: Level 9
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          Definite    ➨     Versatile
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