Definitions for onerousˈɒn ər əs, ˈoʊ nər-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

on•er•ousˈɒn ər əs, ˈoʊ nər-(adj.)

  1. burdensome, oppressive, or troublesome:

    onerous duties.

  2. having or involving obligations or responsibilities, esp. legal ones, that outweigh the advantages:

    an onerous agreement.

Origin of onerous:

1350–1400; ME < L onerōsus=oner- (s. of onus) burden +-ōsus -ous

on′er•ous•ness(n.)

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.


Translations for onerous

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

onerous(adjective)

hard to bear or do

an onerous task.

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