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"difficult" in British English

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difficultadjective

uk   /ˈdɪf.ɪ.kəlt/  us   /ˈdɪf.ə.kəlt/
A1 needing skill or effort: a difficult problem/choice/task/language [+ to infinitive] It will be very difficult to prove that they are guilty. Many things make it difficult for women to reach the top in US business. [+ -ing verb] It is extremely difficult being a single parent.
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B1 not friendly, easy to deal with, or behaving well: [+ to infinitive] The manager is difficult to deal with/a difficult person to deal with. His wife is a very difficult woman.mainly UK Please children, don't be so difficult!

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difficultadjective

 us   /ˈdɪf·ɪ·kəlt, -ˌkʌlt/
not easy or simple; hard to do or to understand: It’s a difficult choice, but I’ve got to decide which job is better.
Difficult also means having problems: He’s in a difficult situation and could go bankrupt.
A person who is difficult is not easy to deal with: I loved him, but he could be difficult at times.
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