difficulty

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From Middle English difficultee, from Old French difficulté, from Latin difficultas, from difficul, older form of difficilis ‎(hard to do, difficult), from dis- + facilis ‎(easy); see difficile and difficult.

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difficulty ‎(plural difficulties)

  1. The state of being difficult, or hard to do.
  2. An obstacle that hinders achievement of a goal.
    We faced a difficulty.

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