Engelsk ordbok



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Engelsk substantiv: difficulty

1. difficulty (om handling) an effort that is inconvenient


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI went to a lot of trouble.
He won without any trouble.
Had difficulty walking.
Finished the test only with great difficulty.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)trouble


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkeffort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat, travail


Mere spesifikke uttrykkthe devil, tsuris

2. difficulty (om erkjendelse) a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningSerious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent.


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkcognitive factor


Mere spesifikke uttrykkbalk, baulk, booby trap, check, deterrent, facer, handicap, hinderance, hindrance, impediment, killer, kink, pisser, pitfall, problem, snorter, trouble, wrinkle

3. difficulty (om tilstand) a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningGrappling with financial difficulties.


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkcondition, status


Mere spesifikke uttrykkbitch, fix, hard time, hole, jam, job, kettle of fish, mess, mire, muddle, pickle, pinch, plight, predicament, problem, quandary, rattrap, rough sledding, situation, strain, stress, urinary hesitancy, wall

4. difficulty (om egenskap) the quality of being difficult


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey agreed about the difficulty of the climb.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)difficultness


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkquality


Mere spesifikke uttrykkasperity, burdensomeness, effortfulness, formidability, grimness, hardness, hardship, heaviness, inconvenience, niceness, onerousness, oppressiveness, rigor, rigorousness, rigour, rigourousness, ruggedness, severeness, severity, subtlety, toughness, troublesomeness, worriment


Kjennetegner disse uttrykkenedifficult, hard


Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)ease, easiness, simpleness, simplicity









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