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Another word for difficulty


Another word for difficulty


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  • Vicissitude , a bookish word, suggests a difficulty that is likely to occur in the changeable course of something, often one inherent in a situation the vicissitudes of political life
  • Rigor suggests severe hardship but further connotes that it is imposed by external, impersonal circumstances beyond one's control the rigors of winter
  • Hardship , stronger in connotation, suggests suffering, privation, or trouble that is extremely hard to bear the hardships of poverty
  • Difficulty is applied to anything hard to contend with, without restriction as to nature, intensity, etc. the difficulty of learning to read, a life filled with great difficulties