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.
I said, ‘OK, I’ll go ahead and do that,’ but it seemed like an onerous requirement.
The odds favor Trump's solution being even more onerous for large financial firms than the status quo.
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.
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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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