Origin of difficult
Examples from the Web for difficult
The choice between freedom and fear is not difficult when seen with perspective.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Although Huckabee's condescending tone - like that of an elementary school history teacher - makes it difficult to take seriously.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Democrats find themselves in the difficult position of defending governments that spend more but do less.
For starters, that religious-themed movies are difficult to make and even more difficult to make successful.Are You There, God? It’s Nicolas Cage and the Year in Cinematically Pimped Religion|Matthew Paul Turner|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In contrast to Obamacare, a neo-WPA would have been a difficult target for the GOP.
The Great Man is, I suppose, among the most difficult themes to treat convincingly in fiction.
They were kept at hand constantly for any light they might cast on difficult passages.The Greatest English Classic|Cleland Boyd McAfee
With the war effectually over we enter a new economic era, and its immediate effect on prices is difficult to anticipate.Herbert Hoover|Vernon Kellogg
The tracery of a rose window over the door of the North aisle, is gone, and perhaps it is difficult to decide what it meant.Guernsey Pictorial Directory and Stranger's Guide|Thomas Bellamy
You live in a land where instruction should not be difficult to obtain.The Fortunes Of Glencore|Charles James Lever
Word Origin for difficult
c.1400, apparently a back-formation from difficulty. French has difficile, Latin difficilis. Of persons, "hard to please," from 1580s.