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  • n. The state or quality of being difficult.

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  • n. Difficulty.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being difficult


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  • The cause was her diva-like difficultness on the set and the producers weren't buying it.

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  • That if it's difficult, she won't deal with the difficultness, and just gives up.

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  • It would not be fair to say that the mouse temporarily ceased to profit by its experience; instead it profited even more than usually, in all probability, but the unavoidably abrupt increase in the difficultness of the tests was just sufficient to hide the improvement.

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  • The passion for intricate and far-sought metaphor which had possessed Donne was accompanied in his work and even more in that of his followers with a passion for what was elusive and recondite in thought and emotion and with an increasing habit of rudeness and wilful difficultness in language and versification.

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  • The article fails to clearly illustrate one of the more potentially confusing (or muchly difficultness) uses of the apostrophe which arose often in the Bible - that which attached itself (as a posessive) after Jesus 'name.


  • My parents 'rudimentary concern about the environment is regularly challenged by difficultness - at 63, it's tough for them to battle through 19 different Dorset council recycling receptacles.



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