01.15.11 aj
Difficult

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01.15.11 (aj) Difficult. 2017. In The Historical Thesaurus of English, version 4.2. Glasgow: University of Glasgow. Retrieved 27 May 2017, from http://historicalthesaurus.arts.gla.ac.uk/category/?id=80049.

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"01.15.11 (aj) Difficult." The Historical Thesaurus of English, version 4.2. Glasgow: University of Glasgow, 2017. Web. 27 May 2017. http://historicalthesaurus.arts.gla.ac.uk/category/?id=80049.

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The Historical Thesaurus of English, version 4.2, s.v., "01.15.11 (aj) Difficult," accessed 27 May 2017, http://historicalthesaurus.arts.gla.ac.uk/category/?id=80049.

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The Historical Thesaurus of English, version 4.2. 2017. Glasgow: University of Glasgow. http://historicalthesaurus.arts.gla.ac.uk.

There are 40 words at this level:

geandyne OE OED

sticol OE OED

arvethlich < earfoþlic OE–c1200 OED

arveth < earfoþe OE–c1230 OED

uneath < uneaþe OE–1799 OED

evil c1175–1551 OED

hard a1200– OED

dear a1225–1340 OED

derf a1225–1535 OED

ill c1330–1838 OED

wicked c1350–1600 OED

uneasy 1398–1851 OED

difficul c1400–c1645 OED

difficile 1477–1665 OED

unready 1535 Scots OED

craggy 1583–1685 fig. + 1856 fig. OED

difficult 1586– OED

spiny 1604–1727 fig. OED

tough 1619– OED

uphill 1622– OED

shrewd 1632 OED

scabrous 1646–1904 OED

spinous 1660–1694 OED

spinose 1665–1677 OED

crank 1729 fig. + 1790–1825/79 fig. Scots OED

tight 1764– OED

thraward 1818 arch. Scots OED

nasty 1828– OED

up-stream 1847 US OED

awkward 1860– OED

prickly c1862– fig. OED

bristling (with) 1871–1880 OED

rocky 1873– colloq. OED

dodgy 1898– colloq. OED

sticky 1915– OED

challengeful 1927 OED

solid 1943– OED

ball-busting 1944 slang, orig. US OED

rugged 1953– colloq. OED

challenging 1975– OED

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