Difficult and Rough


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Difficult adjective – Requiring considerable physical or mental effort.
Usage example: difficult questions on the exam that required analytical thinking

Rough is a synonym for difficult in heavy topic. In some cases you can use "Rough" instead the word "Difficult" as an adjective or a noun.
Nearby Word: difficulty
Synonyms for Difficult


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Rough adjective – Requiring considerable physical or mental effort.
Usage example: a forensics expert who willingly takes on rough assignments

Difficult is a synonym for rough in unpleasant topic. You can use "Difficult" instead an adjective "Rough", if it concerns topics such as heavy.
Nearby Words: roughly, roughness, roughen, roughening, roughed
Synonyms for Rough

Things that words describes

life difficult life rough life
part difficult part rough part
encounter difficult encounter rough encounter
relationship difficult relationship rough relationship
Other nouns: time, way, period, characters, terrain, game, fight, past, side, childhood, version, conditions, areas.

Both words in one sentence

  • Series / Allein gegen die Zeit Jonas Stürmer, a rough and difficult and diabetic delinquent from an affluent family.
  • Kill It with Water A rescue has to happen pretty much immediately, and that is made extremely difficult by the rough conditions of the Bering Sea.
  • Webcomic / Aki-chan's Life Butt Monkey: Poor Pen-Pen has been having a difficult time ever since Aki came into the picture.Asuka: "They had a rough start".
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