difficile

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From late Old French difficile, from Latin difficilis, from dis- + facilis (easy).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

difficile (comparative more difficile, superlative most difficile)

  1. (obsolete) Hard to work with; stubborn.
  2. (obsolete) Difficult.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French difficile, from Latin difficilis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /di.fi.sil/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

difficile (plural difficiles)

  1. difficult
  2. choosy, fussy, picky

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InterlinguaEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

difficile (comparative plus difficile, superlative le plus difficile)

  1. difficult

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin difficilis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /difˈfi.t͡ʃi.le/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -itʃile
  • Hyphenation: dif‧fì‧ci‧le

AdjectiveEdit

difficile (plural difficili, superlative difficilissimo)

  1. difficult, hard
    Antonym: facile

NounEdit

difficile m or f (plural difficili)

  1. person who is intractable or hard to please
    • 2012, John Green, Giorgia Grilli, transl., Colpa delle Stelle [The Fault in our Stars], Mondadori, page 36:
      Mi divertivo a fare la difficile.
      I enjoyed being coy.
      (literally, “I enjoyed being a hard-to-please person.”)

NounEdit

difficile m (plural difficili)

  1. difficult time or moment
    il difficile ormai è superato
    the hard time is now over

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LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From difficilis (difficult, troublesome) +‎ .

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

difficilē (comparative difficilius, superlative difficilissimē)

  1. with difficulty
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Etymology 2Edit

Inflected form of difficilis (difficult, troublesome).

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AdjectiveEdit

difficile

  1. nominative neuter singular of difficilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of difficilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of difficilis

ReferencesEdit

  • difficile in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • difficile in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Middle FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

difficile m or f (plural difficiles)

  1. difficult

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French difficile, from Latin difficilis.

AdjectiveEdit

difficile m or f

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) difficult

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Old FrenchEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

difficile m (oblique and nominative feminine singular difficile)

  1. difficult

DescendantsEdit

  • French: difficile
  • Norman: difficile (Jersey, Guernsey)