Not being able to promote them [the interests of life] on account of the difficulty of the region.James Byrne.
2. Something difficult; a thing hard to do or to understand; that which occasions labor or perplexity, and requires skill and perseverance to overcome, solve, or achieve; a hard enterprise; an obstacle; an impediment; as, the
difficulties of a science;
difficulties in theology.
They lie under some difficulties by reason of the emperor's displeasure.Addison.
3. A controversy; a falling out; a disagreement; an objection; a cavil.
Measures for terminating all local difficulties.Bancroft.
4. Embarrassment of affairs, especially financial affairs; -- usually in the plural; as, to be in
In days of difficulty and pressure.Tennyson.
Syn. -- Impediment; obstacle; obstruction; embarrassment; perplexity; exigency; distress; trouble; trial; objection; cavil. See Impediment.
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