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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