burdened

adjective
bur·​dened | \ ˈbər-dᵊnd How to pronounce burdened (audio) \

Definition of burdened

: carrying a burden : heavily laden or encumbered burdened with/by debt/guilt/responsibilities … saved a burdened shopper the trouble of returning her grocery cart …— Elizabeth Kadetsky With burdened heart and aching eyes I looked over the walls around me.— Wilkie Collins

Examples of burdened in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Through the vote, the poor can access financial means, the infirm can find health care supports, and the burdened and heavy-laden can receive a measure of relief from a social safety net that serves all. Darryl Pinckney, The New York Review of Books, 20 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of burdened

1697, in the meaning defined above

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“Burdened.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burdened. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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