This person is having difficulty learning to ski.
- When you have a very hard time learning to ski, this is an example of a time when you have difficulty skiing.
- A challenge that arises that prevents you from achieving your goal is an example of a difficulty.
- 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 of difficultyMiddle English and amp; Old French difficulte ; from Classical Latin difficultas ; from difficilis, difficult ; from dis-, not + facilis, easy: see facile
- The condition or quality of being difficult: the difficulty of a task.
- Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved: We face a difficulty that requires unconventional thinking.
- often difficulties A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs: lost his job and found himself in difficulties.
- A disagreement or dispute: a company trying to settle difficulties with labor.
Origin of difficultyMiddle English difficulte, from Old French dificulte, from Latin difficultas, from difficilis, difficult : dis-, dis- + facilis, easy; see dh&emacron;- in Indo-European roots.