Learner's definition of DIFFICULT
[more difficult; most difficult]
1 : not easy : requiring much work or skill to do or make
— often followed by to + verb — often + for
Our last test was extremely difficult. [=hard, tough]
We were asked lots of difficult questions.
I had to make a very difficult decision/choice.
We'll be hiking over difficult terrain.
It's more difficult than it sounds.
It is difficult for me to say this, but you have to leave.
She has a cold, which makes it difficult for her to breathe.
2 : not easy to deal with or manage
He gave a good performance under difficult [=trying] circumstances.
I found myself in a difficult position/situation.
Some difficult days lie ahead of us.
He's been having a difficult time coping [=he has not been dealing well] with his father's death.
These changes will make life/things difficult for everyone involved.
3 : not willing to help others by changing your behavior : stubborn or unreasonable