AskDefine | Define difficile

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English

Etymology

From late etyl fro difficile, from etyl la difficilis, from dis- + facilis.

Adjective

  1. In the context of "obsolete": Hard to work with; stubborn.
  2. In the context of "obsolete": Difficult.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society 2006, vol. 1 p. 185:
      [...] forasmuch as he was to judge of an internall beauty, of a difficile knowledge, and abstruse discovery.

French

Etymology

difficile, from difficilis.

Pronunciation

  • /difisil/

Adjective

  1. difficult

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Italian

Etymology

Latin difficilis

Pronunciation

diffìcile, /difˈfitʃile/, /dif"fitSile/

Adjective

  1. difficult

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