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Difficult Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    difficult adj
  1. not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "a difficult child"; "found himself in a difficult situation"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?" [syn: hard] [ant: easy]
  2. requiring much effort and trouble; "the mountain climb was long, steep, and difficult"
Difficult Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Difficult \Dif"fi*cult\, v. t. To render difficult; to impede; to perplex. [R.] --Sir W. Temple.
Difficult Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Difficult \Dif"fi*cult\, a. [From Difficulty.]
  1. Hard to do or to make; beset with difficulty; attended with labor, trouble, or pains; not easy; arduous. Note: Difficult implies the notion that considerable mental effort or skill is required, or that obstacles are to be overcome which call for sagacity and skill in the agent; as, a difficult task; hard work is not always difficult work; a difficult operation in surgery; a difficult passage in an author. There is not the strength or courage left me to venture into the wide, strange, and difficult world, alone. --Hawthorne.
  2. Hard to manage or to please; not easily wrought upon; austere; stubborn; as, a difficult person. Syn: Arduous; painful; crabbed; perplexed; laborious; unaccommodating; troublesome. See Arduous.
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* It's not only the most difficult thing to know one's self, but the most inconvenient. - Josh Billings

* Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world. - Johann von Goethe

* He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good. - Confucius


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