adjective bur·den·some \ˈbər-dən-səm\

: causing difficulty or worry

Full Definition of BURDENSOME

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

Examples of BURDENSOME

  1. The responsibility has become burdensome.
  2. <the burdensome living conditions that the early settlers had to endure>

First Known Use of BURDENSOME


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


adjective bur·den·some \ˈbər-dən-səm\

Definition of BURDENSOME for Kids

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


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