Meaning of “difficult” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˈdɪfɪkəlt/
Extra Examples
Even the most able students found the test difficult.This meat is difficult to chew.My grandfather finds it difficult to climb stairs now.She has a difficult time ahead of her.She has had to make some very difficult decisions.

A1 not easy and needing skill or effort to do or understand:

Japanese is a difficult language for Europeans to learn.
This game is too difficult for me.
[ + to do sth ] It's difficult to think with all that noise.

B1 not friendly or easy to deal with:

a difficult teenager

(Definition of “difficult” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)