['dɪfɪk(ə)lt] or ['dɪfɪkəlt]
(adj.) 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'; 'why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?' .
(a.) Hard to do or to make; beset with difficulty; attended with labor, trouble, or pains; not easy; arduous.
(a.) Hard to manage or to please; not easily wrought upon; austere; stubborn; as, a difficult person.
(v. t.) To render difficult; to impede; to perplex.
a. . Hard, arduous. Herculean, up-hill, beset with difficulty.. Austere, rigid, unyielding, unaccommodating.. Fastidious, dainty, squeamish, hard to please.
SYN:Hard, intricate, Involved, perplexing, enigmatical, obscure, trying, arduous,troublesome, up_hill, unmanageable, unamenable, reserved, opposed
ANT:Easy, plain, straight, pimple, lucid, categorical, tractable, amenable,unreserved, favorable
adj. not easy: hard to be done: requiring labour and pains: hard to please: not easily persuaded.—adv. Diff′icultly.—n. Diff′iculty laboriousness: obstacle: objection: that which cannot be easily understood or believed: embarrassment of affairs: a quarrel.
- It would be difficult to find a human being less likely to arouse affection. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- We can here consider only a few cases; of these, some of the most difficult to explain are presented by fish. 查尔斯·达尔文. 物种起源.
- But it is a responsible trust,' added Mr Milvey, 'and difficult to discharge. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- This latter task was becoming more and more difficult, for the blacks had taken to hiding their supply away at night in granaries and living huts. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 人猿泰山.
- Yes--yes--the end is not so difficult; if I had only a brain active enough to ferret out the means of attaining it. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- But it will be still more difficult to fulfil the second condition, requisite to justify this system. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- He looked through the letters first, because it was the most difficult part of the work. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- But one must not expect every thing; though I suppose it would be no difficult matter to widen them. 简·奥斯汀. 理智与情感.
- Prove yourself true ere I cherish you, was his ordinance; and how difficult he made that proof! 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- This made it very difficult for the housewife to serve the breakfast hot, and particularly the toast, which is a favorite dish of our breakfast table. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- But conditions change whether statesmen wish them to or not; society must have new institutions to fit new wants, and all that rigid conservatism can do is to make the transitions difficult. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- It was extremely difficult, I heard, to make out what he owed, or what he had paid, or of what he died possessed. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- And indeed, you will not easily find a more difficult study, and not many as difficult. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- The place was so difficult to get over, that he tried again. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 艰难时事.
- It is still difficult to assign the honour of priority in the use of the simple expedient of printing for multiplying books. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Surely it would not be difficult to find out. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- It isn't difficult to be a country gentleman's wife, Rebecca thought. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Well, it would have been difficult; we should have had to walk by turns. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- Their surgeons understood the use of an?sthetics, and performed some of the most difficult operations known. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Everything is difficult, El Sordo said. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- Nay, he said, the case of a city is the strongest of all, inasmuch as the rule of a city is the greatest and most difficult of all. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- Why, it _is_ difficult, sir, I confess,' said the tall footman. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- Really, my dear,' said Mr. Gradgrind, 'it is difficult to answer your question—' 'Difficult to answer it, Yes or No, father? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 艰难时事.
- Maybe they did but it sounded difficult. 欧内斯特·海明威. 永别了,武器.
- I am placed in the most difficult circumstances. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- It is a little difficult to see this when you live right in the midst of one. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- They understood how difficult it is to transmit knowledge without putting initiative in jeopardy and that quiet int ellect is easily dismayed in the presence of bold speech. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- The evidence is more complete than could well have been expected in a matter which is naturally so very difficult to be ascertained. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- It may have been too that in this she did not quite succeed, for it is very difficult to resist confidence, and she knew she had Georgiana's. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.