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burdensome

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adjective bur·den·some \ˈbər-dən-səm\

Simple Definition of burdensome

  • : causing difficulty or worry

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of burdensome

  1. :  imposing or constituting a burden :  oppressive <burdensome restrictions>

Examples of burdensome in a sentence

  1. The responsibility has become burdensome.

  2. <the burdensome living conditions that the early settlers had to endure>



1578

First Known Use of burdensome

1578

Synonym Discussion of burdensome

onerous, burdensome, oppressive, exacting mean imposing hardship. onerous stresses being laborious and heavy especially because distasteful <the onerous task of cleaning up the mess>. burdensome suggests causing mental as well as physical strain <burdensome responsibilities>. oppressive implies extreme harshness or severity in what is imposed <the oppressive tyranny of a police state>. exacting implies rigor or sternness rather than tyranny or injustice in the demands made or in the one demanding <an exacting employer>.

BURDENSOME Defined for Kids

burdensome

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adjective bur·den·some \ˈbər-dən-səm\

Definition of burdensome for Students

  1. :  so heavy or hard to take as to be a burden





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