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General problems and difficulties - synonyms or related words

problem

noun

something that causes trouble or difficulty

difficulty

noun

if you have difficulty with something, you are not able to do it easily

trouble

noun

problems, worries, or difficulties

issue

noun

a problem that needs to be considered

nuisance

noun

something that is annoying and is a continuing problem

hardship

noun

something that makes your life more difficult or unpleasant

hassle

noun

informal

a situation that causes problems for you or that annoys you very much

baggage

noun

informal

problems that someone’s past experiences might cause in new situations

burden

noun

a negative feeling that is difficult to deal with and that you cannot get rid of

trials and tribulations

the difficulties and problems involved in something

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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