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

synonyms for difficulty

  • 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 difficulty

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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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She couldn't even explain the difficulty, just that it was hard.
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The importance and difficulty of playing the position have never been questioned, nor has the scarcity of elite talent.
THE NFL’S TOP QBS ARE WAKING UP TO THEIR POWER, FOLLOWING TOM BRADY AND LEBRON JAMESJERRY BREWERFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
“People with big faces may have difficulty getting the mask to cover their nose and mouth completely when they do the knot, so you really have to look around and find a technique that works well for you,” Brooks said.
MASKS SHOULD FIT BETTER OR BE DOUBLED UP TO PROTECT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS VARIANTS, CDC SAYSLENA H. SUN, FENIT NIRAPPILFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Even so, the recall might have gone nowhere had it not been for a judge’s decision to give organizers almost double the normal amount of time to collect signatures in light of the difficulties posed by the pandemic.
CALIFORNIA’S GAVIN NEWSOM WILL LIKELY FACE A RECALL ELECTION — BUT HE’LL PROBABLY SURVIVE ITGEOFFREY SKELLEY (GEOFFREY.SKELLEY@ABC.COM)FEBRUARY 10, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Without some clarity and long-term planning, brands could face more difficulty going forward.
MARKETING BRIEFING: HOW THE SUPER BOWL REPRESENTS A RETURN TO NORMALCY THAT’S YET TO BECOME REALITYKRISTINA MONLLOSFEBRUARY 9, 2021DIGIDAY
Several digital currency exchanges, including Coinbase and Gemini, reported technical difficulties amid heavy trading after Tesla’s SEC filling news broke.
TESLA INVESTS $1.5 BILLION IN BITCOIN, WILL START ACCEPTING IT AS PAYMENTTAYLOR TELFORDFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Unfortunately, his voice was low and murky in the mix — a technical difficulty he probably wasn’t too pleased about, having reportedly poured $7 million of his own money into the show’s production.
AT THE WEIRDEST SUPER BOWL, THE WEEKND CAME TO PLAYCHRIS RICHARDSFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Compiling all the tests together, the team built a model with these neurons that could accurately predict another person’s concept at nearly six times more than chance, regardless of the difficulty of reasoning.
THIS IS WHERE EMPATHY LIVES IN THE BRAIN, AND HOW IT WORKSSHELLY FANFEBRUARY 2, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
Issues with the cultural context aren’t the only difficulty marketers have been and continue to face when it comes to the Super Bowl.
MARKETING BRIEFING: ‘NO INSPIRING MESSAGE’: HUMOR, CHARITY BECOME MAIN THEMES AHEAD OF THE BIG GAMEKRISTINA MONLLOSFEBRUARY 2, 2021DIGIDAY
Changsila would love to see more restaurants east of the Anacostia River follow suit, he said, but understands difficulties with applying and concerns about safety.
‘STREATERIES’ ARE THRIVING, BUT ONLY IN SOME PARTS OF D.C. NOW BOWSER WANTS TO EXPAND THEM.MICHAEL BRICE-SADDLER, FRITZ HAHNFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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