Variant of difficulty
noun pl. difficulties
- the condition or fact of being difficult
- something that is difficult, as a hard problem or an obstacle or objection
- trouble, distress, etc., or a cause of this
- a disagreement or quarrel
Origin: ME & OFr difficulte < L difficultas < difficilis, difficult < dis-, not + facilis, easy: see facile
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