Definitions for onerousness

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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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. burdensomeness, heaviness, onerousness, oppressiveness(noun)

    unwelcome burdensome difficulty


  1. onerousness(Noun)

    The state or characteristic of of being onerous.


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