Part of speech: noun

The state or quality of being difficult; an obstacle; hindrance; objection; trouble; distress.

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Usage examples "difficulty":

  1. " I had great difficulty leaving Paris at all. - "My Home In The Field of Honor", Frances Wilson Huard.
  2. There was no doubt that Marsham was in a difficulty. - "The Testing of Diana Mallory", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  3. They had difficulty in getting food. - "Washington and his Comrades in Arms A Chronicle of the War of Independence", George Wrong.