noun, plural dif·fi·cul·ties.
Origin of difficulty
Examples from the Web for difficulties
Any difficulties we experience now are not as horrible as the constant fear of bombs.Where Chechens Go to Escape Their Surreal Past—and Risky Present|Anna Nemtsova|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In July 2013, I questioned Cipriani about the difficulties had while trying to open Bomba.
But despite all the difficulties, the Omrans consider themselves among the lucky ones.
“It all comes from the difficulties of working with Bjork on Dancer in the Dark,” said Skarsgard.Lars von Trier Breaks His Vow of Silence to Discuss ‘Nymphomaniac’ in Venice|Marlow Stern|September 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
New York took over as the epicenter of fashion due to the difficulties communicating with France during the war.
I could not help wishing that I had gone with them, to share the difficulties and dangers they might meet.The Wanderers|W.H.G. Kingston
It set him thinking that it might be a prudish strain in the young man's mind, due to the System in difficulties.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete|George Meredith
Night and day he had been examining evidence, pondering the difficulties to be overcome, and the chances of success.
The transportation of certain kinds of seeds over long distances, especially on sea voyages, is often beset with difficulties.The Nursery Book|Liberty Hyde Bailey
That there are difficulties in the way of believing thus, I grant; that there are impossibilities, I deny.Hope of the Gospel|George MacDonald
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for difficulty
late 14c., from Old French difficulté, from Latin difficultatem (nominative difficultas) "difficulty, distress, poverty," from difficilis "hard," from dis- "not, away from" (see dis-) + facilis "easy" (see facile).