Meaning & Definition of Difficult in English
1. Not easy
- Requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
- "A difficult task"
- "Nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"
- "Difficult times"
- "Why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"
2. Hard to control
- "A difficult child", "an unmanageable situation"
Examples of using
It's difficult to root out certain prejudices.
Smart people can pretend to be dumb. The opposite is more difficult.
It's difficult to tell an original from a fake.