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ˈbɜr dn səmbur·den·some

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. burdensome, onerous, taxingadjective

    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"


  1. burdensomeadjective

    Of or like a burden; arduous or demanding

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Burdensomeadjective

    Grievous; troublesome to be born.

    Etymology: from burden.

    He leisure told him, that his time was come,
    And lack of load made his life burdensome. John Milton.

    Could I but live till burdensome they prove,
    My life would be immortal as my love. John Dryden, Ind. Emp.

    Assistances always attending us, upon the easy condition of our prayers, and by which the most burdensome duty will become light and easy. John Rogers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Burdensomeadjective

    grievous to be borne; causing uneasiness or fatigue; oppressive

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of burdensome in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of burdensome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of burdensome in a Sentence

  1. Jasper Graham:

    All of it is useful information ... even if it is tremendously burdensome and cumbersome.

  2. David Valadao:

    Like so many family dairy farms across the country, burdensome government regulations made it impossible for the operation to remain open, while this has been an especially difficult experience, I remain hopeful that sharing my story will help those going through similar situations. This is exactly why I ran for Congress -- to give agriculture communities across the nation a voice in Washington.

  3. Glass Lewis in its report:

    We do not believe that adoption of this proposal would be overly burdensome for the company.

  4. Andrew Tyrie:

    Getting it right - securing better protection for consumers and markets while at the same time ensuring they don't make life unduly burdensome for business, from which everyone would ultimately be the loser - is a big undertaking. The Committee will want assurance from the FCA that it is up to the job.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    There is this tension. I don't fully understand it. I think it's as much psychological, maybe more than political, as to what people are yearning for. I mean, freedom is burdensome. It's hard getting up and taking responsibility for yourself and trying to make all these decisions.

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    a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    • A. endeavor
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