- a problem or challenge
- I think we all had difficulty understanding what she was saying.
- The only difficulty with my plan is that I don't have the money to carry it out!
- "Here it is," Nigel said. "Mrs D, Mrs I, Mrs FFI, Mrs C, Mrs U, Mrs LTY. That spells difficulty."
"How perfectly ridiculous!" snorted Miss Trunchbull. "Why are all these women married?"
from Matilda, by Roald Dahl