Burdensome

  • 1 Burdensome — Bur den*some, a. Grievous to be borne; causing uneasiness or fatigue; oppressive. [1913 Webster] The debt immense of endless gratitude So burdensome. Milton. [1913 Webster] Syn: Heavy; weighty; cumbersome; onerous; grievous; oppressive;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 burdensome — index difficult, onerous, operose, oppressive, ponderous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 burdensome — oppressive, *onerous, exacting Analogous words: *heavy, ponderous, cumbersome, cumbrous, weighty: *irksome, wearisome: fatiguing, exhausting, fagging, tiring (see TIRE): arduous, *hard, difficult Antonyms: light Contrasted words: * …

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  • 5 burdensome — [adj] troublesome carking, crushing, demanding, difficult, disturbing, exacting, exigent, heavy*, irksome, onerous, oppressive, superincumbent, taxing, tough, trying, wearing, wearying, weighty; concept 529 Ant. aiding, helpful, helping,… …

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  • 6 burdensome — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ onerous or troublesome …

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  • 7 burdensome — [bʉrd′ n səm] adj. hard to bear; heavy; oppressive SYN. ONEROUS burdensomely adv …

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  • 8 burdensome — [[t]bɜ͟ː(r)d(ə)nsəm[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something as burdensome, you mean it is worrying or hard to deal with. [WRITTEN] ...a large and burdensome debt... The load was too burdensome. Syn: onerous …

    English dictionary

  • 9 burdensome — adjective Date: 1578 imposing or constituting a burden ; oppressive < burdensome restrictions > Synonyms: see onerous …

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  • 10 burdensome — adjective /ˈbəː.dən.səm,ˈbɝ.dən.səm/ Of or like a burden; arduous or demanding reap a pleasure from what, to the generality of mankind, may seem burdensome and laborious. Syn: arduous, demanding, exacting, onerous …

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  • 11 burdensome — adj. Burdensome is used with these nouns: ↑regulation …

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  • 12 burdensome — bur|den|some [ˈbə:dnsəm US ˈbə:r ] adj formal causing problems or additional work ▪ These charges are particularly burdensome for poor parents …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 burdensome — adjective causing problems or additional work: burdensome responsibilities …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 burdensome — adjective not easily borne; wearing the burdensome task of preparing the income tax return my duties weren t onerous; I only had to greet the guests a taxing schedule • Syn: ↑onerous, ↑taxing • Similar to: ↑heavy …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 burdensome — burdensomely, adv. burdensomeness, n. /berr dn seuhm/, adj. 1. oppressively heavy; onerous. 2. distressing; troublesome. 3. Naut. having a full hull form, as a merchant vessel built for capacity rather than speed. [1570 80; BURDEN1 + SOME1] * * * …

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  • 16 burdensome — Synonyms and related words: Herculean, annoying, arduous, backbreaking, besetting, bothersome, crushing, cumbersome, cumbrous, demanding, distressing, effortful, encumbering, exacting, exhausting, exigent, forced, grievous, grinding, grueling,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 burdensome — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. heavy, oppressive, troublesome; see difficult 1 , 2 , disturbing , onerous . See Synonym Study at onerous . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Requiring great or extreme bodily, mental, or spiritual strength: arduous,… …

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  • 18 burdensome — bur|den|some [ bɜrdnsəm ] adjective FORMAL creating problems for someone …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 burdensome — bur·den·some || bɜːdnsÉ™m adj. laborious; tiring; weighty …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 burdensome — a. 1. Heavy, oppressive, onerous. 2. Troublesome, grievous, afflicting, hard to bear …

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