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burdensome

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of burdensome

  1. 1 difficult to endure the burdensome living conditions that the early settlers had to endure Synonyms of burdensome bitter, brutal, harsh, cruel, excruciating, grievous, grim, hard, hardhanded, heavy, inhuman, murderous, onerous, oppressive, rough, rugged, searing, severe, stiff, tough, tryingWords Related to burdensome austere, bleak, comfortless, discomforting, forbidding, inhospitable, spartan, uncomfortable; biting, inclement, intemperate, wild; rigorous, strict, stringent; agonizing, heartbreaking, heartrending, painful, wretched; crushing, grinding, overwhelming, wearing; insufferable, insupportable, intolerable, unbearable, unendurable; harrowing, tortuous; bad, disagreeable, hostile, unfriendly, unpleasantNear Antonyms of burdensome comfortable, cozy, luxurious, snug; agreeable, friendly, genial, hospitable, pleasant; peaceful, relaxing, reposeful, restful; bearable, endurable, painless, tolerable; balmy, calm, clement, gentle, mild, moderate, temperateAntonyms of burdensome easy, light, soft

  2. 2 requiring much time, effort, or careful attention the burdensome task of finishing the tax return Synonyms of burdensome arduous, demanding, challenging, exacting, grueling (or gruelling), killing, laborious, onerous, persnickety, taxing, toilsomeWords Related to burdensome difficult, formidable, hard, herculean, rough, rugged, stiff, strenuous, testing, tough; oppressive, trying; rigid, rigorous, severe, stern, strict, stringentNear Antonyms of burdensome easy, effortless, facile, simple, smoothAntonyms of burdensome light, nondemanding, unchallenging, undemanding

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


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