Meaning of “difficulty” - Learner’s Dictionary

difficulty

noun uk us /ˈdɪfɪkəlti/
NOT EASY [ U ]

B1 problems in doing or understanding something:

[ + in + doing sth ] He was having difficulty in breathing because of the smoke.
[ + doing sth ] I had difficulty finding somewhere to park.
She had twisted her ankle and was walking with difficulty.
PROBLEM [ C ]

B2 something that is not easy to deal with:

The company is having some financial difficulties at the moment.

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