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δυσχερ-ής , ές, (χείρ)
A.hard to take in hand or manage, opp. εὐχερής:
I. of things, annoying, vexatious, “θεωρίαA.Pr.802; “πᾶσι θαῦμα δ.S.Ant.254; “Ἁρπάλου ἄφιξιςDin.2.5; of actions, odious, unpopular, Isoc.12.63 (Sup.); disagreeable, Pl.Lg.779e (Comp.); τὸ δ., = δυσχέρεια, E.Ph. 390; “δυσχερὲς εἰπεῖνD.18.3; δυσχερὲς ποιεῖσθαι to raise difficulties, Th.4.85.
2. difficult, Pl.Hp.Mi.369b (Sup.), etc.; “τύχηLys.24.6 (Sup.); “βίοςD.60.24; τὰ δυσχερῆ difficulties, Id.10.58, al.; καιροὶ δ. difficult times, Inscr.Prien.37.132.
3. of arguments, contradictory, captious, Pl.Prt.333d, D.20.113; τὰ δυσχερῆ difficulties in an argument or discussion, Arist.EN1145b6, Metaph.1067b35.
II. of persons, ill-tempered, unfriendly, τινί to one, S.El.929; “πρός τιναE. Ion 398; “ἄτοποι καὶ δ.D.19.308; δ. περὶ τὰ σιτία fastidious, Pl.R.475c, cf. Arist.EE1221b3.
2. unpleasant, offensive, Thphr.Char.19.1; “ὕδωρD.C.68.31.
III. Adv. δυσχερῶς, φέρειν, Lat. aegre ferre, Hp. Aph.1.25; “ἀποδέχεσθαιPl.Euthphr.6a; δ. ἔχειν to be annoyed, “πρός τιId.Prt.332a; “ἐπί τινιAmphis 34.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (22):
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 802
    • Demosthenes, Philippic 4, 58
    • Demosthenes, On the False Embassy, 308
    • Demosthenes, Against Leptines, 113
    • Demosthenes, On the Crown, 3
    • Demosthenes, Funeral Speech, 24
    • Euripides, Ion, 398
    • Euripides, Phoenician Women, 390
    • Isocrates, Panathenaicus, 63
    • Lysias, On the Refusal of a Pension, 6
    • Plato, Laws, 779e
    • Plato, Republic, 475c
    • Plato, Euthyphro, 6a
    • Plato, Protagoras, 332a
    • Plato, Protagoras, 333d
    • Plato, Lesser Hippias, 369b
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 254
    • Sophocles, Electra, 929
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.85
    • Theophrastus, Characters, 19.1
    • Hippocrates, Aphorismi, 1.25
    • Cassius Dio, Historia Romana, 68.31
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