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Difficult vs. Problem

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Difficultadjective

Hard, not easy, requiring much effort.

‘However, the difficult weather conditions will ensure Yunnan has plenty of freshwater. File:However, the difficult weather conditions will ensure Yunnan has plenty of freshwater.ogg’;

Problemnoun

A difficulty that has to be resolved or dealt with.

‘She's leaving because she faced numerous problems to do with racism.’;

Difficultadjective

Hard to manage, uncooperative, troublesome.

‘Stop being difficult and eat your broccoli—you know it's good for you.’;

Problemnoun

A question to be answered, schoolwork exercise.

Difficultadjective

(obsolete) Unable or unwilling.

Problemnoun

A puzzling circumstance.

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Difficultverb

To make difficult; to impede; to perplex.

Problemadjective

(of a person or an animal) Difficult to train or guide; unruly.

Difficultadjective

Hard to do or to make; beset with difficulty; attended with labor, trouble, or pains; not easy; arduous.

‘There is not the strength or courage left me to venture into the wide, strange, and difficult world, alone.’;

Problemadjective

Causing a problem; problematic; troublesome.

Difficultadjective

Hard to manage or to please; not easily wrought upon; austere; stubborn; as, a difficult person.

Problemnoun

A question proposed for solution; a matter stated for examination or proof; hence, a matter difficult of solution or settlement; a doubtful case; a question involving doubt.

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Difficultverb

To render difficult; to impede; to perplex.

Problemnoun

Anything which is required to be done; as, in geometry, to bisect a line, to draw a perpendicular; or, in algebra, to find an unknown quantity.

Difficultadjective

not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure;

‘a difficult task’; ‘nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access’; ‘difficult times’; ‘a difficult child’; ‘found himself in a difficult situation’; ‘why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?’;

Problemnoun

a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved;

‘she and her husband are having problems’; ‘it is always a job to contact him’; ‘urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog’;

Difficultadjective

requiring much effort and trouble;

‘the mountain climb was long, steep, and difficult’;

Problemnoun

a source of difficulty;

‘one trouble after another delayed the job’; ‘what's the problem?’;

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Problemnoun

a question raised for consideration or solution;

‘our homework consisted of ten problems to solve’;

Problemnoun

a matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with and overcome

‘the problem of ageism in Hollywood’; ‘they have financial problems’;

Problemnoun

a thing that is difficult to achieve

‘motivation of staff can also be a problem’;

Problemnoun

denoting or relating to people whose behaviour causes difficulties to themselves and others

‘practitioners help families develop strategies for managing problem behaviour in teens’; ‘a problem family’;

Problemnoun

an inquiry starting from given conditions to investigate or demonstrate a fact, result, or law.

Problemnoun

a proposition in which something has to be constructed.

Problemnoun

(in chess) an arrangement of pieces in which the solver has to achieve a specified result.

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