noun, plural dif·fi·cul·ties.
Origin of difficulty
Examples from the Web for difficulty
The difficulty with Mr. Redford is, you see, as I understand it, he gets one million dollars a picture.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I do realize the difficulty in totally canceling productions of this opera.Rudy Giuliani: Why I Protested ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’|Rudy Giuliani|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The battle to secure that funding is testament to the difficulty in making truly independent movies.Mike Leigh Is the Master Filmmaker Who Hates Hollywood|Nico Hines|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mary and Tom are concerned for Cumming, too, “as in the past there has been difficulty.”
The fewer diagnostic criteria required to call a person impaired, the more “any difficulty whatsoever” can be deemed impairment.
What sadness and difficulty may not his noble and generous spirit have had to encounter!Alida|Amelia Stratton Comfield
Carl had to go to the very top of the pole, and then had some difficulty in tearing her from her hold.O Pioneers!|Willa Cather
Every little opposition or difficulty will put him by a duty.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter
This course will enable you to proceed without any difficulty.English Grammar in Familiar Lectures|Samuel Kirkham
It is a very peculiar species, and some difficulty has been found in finding it a place.Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1.|John MacGillivray
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).