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dis-, 不，非。facile, 简单的，好做的，词源同fact, efficient. 即不好做的，困难的。
- difficult:  Difficult means literally ‘not easy’. It is a back-formation from difficulty , which was borrowed from Latin difficultās. This was a derivative of the adjective difficilis (source of French difficile), which was a compound formed from the prefix dis- ‘not’ and facilis ‘easy’ (whence English facile ).
- difficult (adj.)
- c. 1400, apparently a back-formation from difficulty. French has difficile, Latin difficilis. Of persons, "hard to please," from 1580s.
- 1. He had a reputation for being bloody-minded and difficult.
- 2. I have a fair idea of how difficult things can be.
- 3. It would be difficult to find two men who were more dissimilar.
- 4. There's no petrol, so it's very difficult to transport goods.
- 5. Adults need to live their own lives and that's difficult with children.
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