a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result
an effort that is inconvenient
a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
The state of being difficult, or hard to do; hardness; arduousness;
Something difficult; a thing hard to do or to understand; that which occasions labor or perplexity, and requires skill and perseverance to overcome, solve, or achieve; a hard enterprise; an obstacle; an impediment; as, the difficulties of a science; difficulties in theology.
A controversy; a falling out; a disagreement; an objection; a cavil.
Embarrassment of affairs, especially financial affairs;