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"
imposing or constituting a physical, mental, or figurative load which can be borne only with effort.
Origin: From onerosus, from onus.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
on′ėr-us, adj. burdensome: oppressive.—adj. On′erary, fitted or intended for carrying burdens: comprising burdens.—adv. On′erously.—n. On′erousness. [L. onerosus—onus.]
The numerical value of onerous in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of onerous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The most onerous slavery is to be a slave to oneself.
This decision is a critical victory in our fight against this onerous federal overreach.
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.
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.
We have the means to change the laws we find unjust or onerous. We cannot, as citizens, pick and choose the laws we will or will not obey. (On dismissing 12,000 striking air traffic controllers)
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- onerósCatalan, Valencian
- lästig, drückend, beschwerlich, mühsamGerman
- pénible, lourd, eFrench
- lastig, moeilijkDutch
- onerosa, onerosoPortuguese
- тягостный, обременительныйRussian
- zamoran, tegobanSerbo-Croatian
- külfetli, güç, eziyetli, sıkıntılı, ağır, zahmetliTurkish
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