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  • nounproblem; situation requiring great effort
  • nounmental burden
  • nounargument

synonyms for difficulties

  • adversity
  • complication
  • crisis
  • deadlock
  • dilemma
  • frustration
  • hardship
  • hazard
  • obstacle
  • pain
  • predicament
  • snag
  • struggle
  • trouble
  • arduousness
  • awkwardness
  • barricade
  • check
  • crux
  • distress
  • emergency
  • exigency
  • fix
  • hindrance
  • hitch
  • impasse
  • knot
  • labor
  • laboriousness
  • mess
  • misfortune
  • muddle
  • obstruction
  • painfulness
  • paradox
  • perplexity
  • pickle
  • quagmire
  • quandary
  • scrape
  • stew
  • strain
  • strait
  • strenuousness
  • tribulation
  • dead end
  • deep water
  • hot water
  • stumbling block
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antonyms for difficulties

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  • advantage
  • aid
  • assistance
  • blessing
  • ease
  • encouragement
  • favor
  • good health
  • happiness
  • help
  • peace
  • solution
  • benefit
  • calm
  • comfort
  • health
  • opening
  • order
  • organization
  • pleasure
  • promotion
  • success
  • calmness
  • contentment
  • felicity
  • harmony
  • satisfaction
  • tranquility
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How to use difficulties in a sentence

Distances were to him as nothing; and difficulties only stimulated him to give his adversaries a more signal overthrow.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
The watchword of conduct that will clear up all our difficulties is, the plain truth.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
The Minister pointed out to them the attendant difficulties, and referred them to the Prime Minister.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Now this is what we call a "pursuit of knowledge under difficulties" of the most obstinate kind.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
Money was again required to carry the reeling firm through unexpected difficulties.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The beauty of his method is that the greatest difficulties become play to you.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
His fiery enthusiasm swept aside all difficulties; his inventive genius ever showed him the way to surmount all obstacles.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Such difficulties, also, suddenly arose as plainly showed that our plans for this voyage were displeasing to the Evil Spirit.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
To add further to his difficulties, d'Erlon's corps was detached from his command without his knowledge.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
He had at once perceived the difficulties of his position, and was glad to leave them behind as far as possible.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO DIFFICULTIES

  • desperate straits
  • difficulties
  • hardships
  • hocks
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