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noun as in dire straits

noun as in hard knocks

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Any difficulties we experience now are not as horrible as the constant fear of bombs.

There are technical difficulties at the funeral home and things go awry.

In July 2013, I questioned Cipriani about the difficulties had while trying to open Bomba.

The announcement drew enough traffic to crash the UN Women website and caused the site technical difficulties for 12 hours.

The Germans faced numerous technical difficulties in counterfeiting British and American money.

Distances were to him as nothing; and difficulties only stimulated him to give his adversaries a more signal overthrow.

The watchword of conduct that will clear up all our difficulties is, the plain truth.

The Minister pointed out to them the attendant difficulties, and referred them to the Prime Minister.

Now this is what we call a "pursuit of knowledge under difficulties" of the most obstinate kind.

Money was again required to carry the reeling firm through unexpected difficulties.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to difficulties, such as: desperate straits, hardship, hock, and straits.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.