Definitions for onerousˈɒn ər əs, ˈoʊ nər-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. burdensome, onerous, taxing(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. onerous(Adjective)

    imposing or constituting a physical, mental, or figurative load which can be borne only with effort.

  2. Origin: From onerosus, from onus.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Onerous

    on′ėr-us, adj. burdensome: oppressive.—adj. On′erary, fitted or intended for carrying burdens: comprising burdens.—adv. On′erously.—n. On′erousness. [L. onerosusonus.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of onerous in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of onerous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Seneca:

    The most onerous slavery is to be a slave to oneself.

  2. West Virginia:

    This decision is a critical victory in our fight against this onerous federal overreach.

  3. Jaret Seiberg:

    The odds favor Trump's solution being even more onerous for large financial firms than the status quo.

  4. Peter Astleford:

    The pendulum towards more onerous rules in the U.S. has stopped swinging. There is, at best, only very limited evidence of this in Europe.

  5. Mohshin Aziz:

    This ruling is so onerous, chances are all 13 airlines will be suspended so thousands of jobs will be lost. No government in the world wants that.

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