Synonyms and Antonyms of onerous
1 difficult to endure had the onerous and stressful job of notifying the families of soldiers killed in action Synonyms of onerous bitter, brutal, burdensome, cruel, excruciating, grievous, grim, hard, hardhanded, heavy, inhuman, murderous, harsh, oppressive, rough, rugged, searing, severe, stiff, tough, tryingWords Related to onerous 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 onerous 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 onerous easy, light, soft
2 requiring much time, effort, or careful attention building the scale model of the frigate was an onerous task Synonyms of onerous arduous, burdensome, challenging, exacting, grueling (or gruelling), killing, laborious, demanding, persnickety, taxing, toilsomeWords Related to onerous difficult, formidable, hard, herculean, rough, rugged, stiff, strenuous, testing, tough; oppressive, trying; rigid, rigorous, severe, stern, strict, stringentNear Antonyms of onerous easy, effortless, facile, simple, smoothAntonyms of onerous light, nondemanding, unchallenging, undemanding
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