burdensome oppressive, *onerous, exacting
Analogous words: *heavy, ponderous, cumbersome, cumbrous, weighty: *irksome, wearisome: fatiguing, exhausting, fagging, tiring (see TIRE): arduous, *hard, difficult
Antonyms: light
Contrasted words: *easy, facile, simple, smooth, effortless

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  • Burdensome — Bur den*some, a. Grievous to be borne; causing uneasiness or fatigue; oppressive. [1913 Webster] The debt immense of endless gratitude So burdensome. Milton. [1913 Webster] Syn: Heavy; weighty; cumbersome; onerous; grievous; oppressive;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burdensome — index difficult, onerous, operose, oppressive, ponderous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • burdensome — 1570s, from BURDEN (Cf. burden) (1) + SOME (Cf. some). Earlier was burdenous (1520s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • burdensome — [adj] troublesome carking, crushing, demanding, difficult, disturbing, exacting, exigent, heavy*, irksome, onerous, oppressive, superincumbent, taxing, tough, trying, wearing, wearying, weighty; concept 529 Ant. aiding, helpful, helping,… …   New thesaurus

  • burdensome — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ onerous or troublesome …   English terms dictionary

  • burdensome — [bʉrd′ n səm] adj. hard to bear; heavy; oppressive SYN. ONEROUS burdensomely adv …   English World dictionary

  • burdensome — [[t]bɜ͟ː(r)d(ə)nsəm[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something as burdensome, you mean it is worrying or hard to deal with. [WRITTEN] ...a large and burdensome debt... The load was too burdensome. Syn: onerous …   English dictionary

  • burdensome — adjective Date: 1578 imposing or constituting a burden ; oppressive < burdensome restrictions > Synonyms: see onerous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • burdensome — adjective /ˈbəː.dən.səm,ˈbɝ.dən.səm/ Of or like a burden; arduous or demanding reap a pleasure from what, to the generality of mankind, may seem burdensome and laborious. Syn: arduous, demanding, exacting, onerous …   Wiktionary

  • burdensome — adj. Burdensome is used with these nouns: ↑regulation …   Collocations dictionary

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