Burdenous Bur"den*ous, a. Burdensome. [Obs.] ``Burdenous taxations.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • burdenous — adjective obsolete : burdensome …   Useful english dictionary

  • Unbody — Un*bod y, v. t. [1st pref. un + body.] To free from the body; to disembody. [1913 Webster] Her soul unbodied of the burdenous corse. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burdensome — 1570s, from BURDEN (Cf. burden) (1) + SOME (Cf. some). Earlier was burdenous (1520s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • -ous — suffix. 1 forming adjectives meaning abounding in, characterized by, of the nature of (envious; glorious; mountainous; poisonous). 2 Chem. denoting a state of lower valence than the corresponding word in ic (ferrous). Derivatives: ously suffix… …   Useful english dictionary

  • burdnous — var. of burdenous …   Useful english dictionary

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