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adjective uk   us   /ˈdɪf.ɪ.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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