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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words [1]

1: Μόλις (Strong'S #3433 — Adverb — molis — mol'-is )

signifies "with difficulty, hardly" (from molos, "toil"). In  Luke 9:39 , it is rendered "hardly," of the "difficulty" in the departure of a demon. In  Acts 27:7,8,16 , where the AV has three different renderings, "scarce," "hardly," and "much work," respectively, the RV has "with difficulty" in each place. For its other meanings, "scarce, scarcely," see  Acts 14:18;  Romans 5:7;  1—Peter 4:18 . See Hardly , No. 3.

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): ( n.) The state of being difficult, or hard to do; hardness; arduousness; - opposed to easiness or facility; as, the difficulty of a task or enterprise; a work of difficulty.

(2): ( n.) Something difficult; a thing hard to do or to understand; that which occasions labor or perplexity, and requires skill and perseverance to overcome, solve, or achieve; a hard enterprise; an obstacle; an impediment; as, the difficulties of a science; difficulties in theology.

(3): ( n.) A controversy; a falling out; a disagreement; an objection; a cavil.

(4): ( n.) Embarrassment of affairs, especially financial affairs; - usually in the plural; as, to be in difficulties.