What does onerous mean?

Definitions for onerous
ˈɒn ər əs, ˈoʊ nər-oner·ous

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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.

    Etymology: 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.]

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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

Examples of onerous in a Sentence

  1. Nigel Dodds:

    Northern Ireland cannot be subjected to new and onerous trade barriers within the United Kingdom as the price of leaving the European Union, we deeply regret the numerous missed opportunities by those who negotiated on behalf of the UK.

  2. Jeff Paine:

    Overly prescriptive regulation and onerous compliance obligations... would act as market barriers and stifle growth and competitiveness.

  3. West Virginia:

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

  4. Emeasoba George:

    To love all or to live for others is never onerous i.e. it doesn't require a great deal of effort. Yes! what it takes is just to swallow up your own pride/interest/comfort/right and as well to realize that life is not meant to be all about you. In other words, you should take into consideration someone else's or other people's needs/interest/well-being/welfare.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    To love all or to live for others is never onerous i.e. it doesn't require a great deal of effort. Yes! what it takes is just to swallow up your own pride/interest/comfort/right and as well to realize that life is not meant to be all about you. In other words, you should be considerate of someone else's/other people's needs/interest/well-being/welfare.

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