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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
difficult /'difikəlt/
  • tính từ
    • khó, khó khăn, gay go
      • a question difficult to answer: câu hỏi khó trả lời
      • to be difficult of access: khó đến gần, khó lui tới
    • khó tính, khó làm vừa lòng (người)
Concise Dictionary
+not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
+requiring much effort and trouble
+difficult to manage or control

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 hard, arduous, toilsome, strenuous, tough, laborious, burdensome, onerous, demanding:
He found it difficult to work the longer hours. The first birth is sometimes difficult.
2 puzzling, perplexing, baffling, enigmatic(al), profound, abstruse, obscure, recondite, complex; thorny, intricate, sensitive, knotty, problematic(al), ticklish, scabrous:
Some of the questions in the exam were very difficult. The analyst raised a lot of difficult issues which I had to confront.
3 intractable, recalcitrant, obstructive, stubborn, unmanageable, obstinate, contrary, unaccommodating, refractory, unyielding, uncompromising; naughty, ill-behaved; Colloq Brit bloody-minded:
Tessa has three difficult teenagers in the house these days.
4 troubled, troubling, tough, burdensome, onerous, demanding, trying, hard, grim, dark, unfavourable, straitening:
We have been through some difficult times together.
5 fussy, particular, demanding, finicky, finical, fastidious, critical, troublesome, difficile, awkward, Colloq nit-picking:
I'll go wherever you like; I don't want to be difficult about it. Sharon can be a very difficult person to be with.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective
1 ~ (for sb) (to do sth) not easy; needing effort or skill to do or to understand: a difficult problem / task / exam + It's difficult for them to get here much before seven. + It's really difficult to read your writing. + Your writing is really difficult to read. + She finds it very difficult to get up early.
2 full of problems; causing a lot of trouble: to be in a difficult position / situation + My boss is making life very difficult for me. + 13 is a difficult age.
3 (of people) not easy to please; not helpful: a difficult child / customer / boss + Don't pay any attention to her-she's just being difficult.
Idioms see JOB, LIFE
Collocation Dictionary


be, look, prove, seem, sound | become, get
It is getting more and more difficult to find a job.
| make sth
The fog made driving very difficult.
| find sth


exceedingly, extraordinarily, extremely, incredibly, particularly, really, very | doubly
Her disability made taking care of the home and raising a family doubly difficult.
| increasingly | a bit, quite, rather | notoriously
Birth rates are notoriously difficult to predict.

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