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burdensome

Word definitions for burdensome in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
adjective EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES ▪ burdensome responsibilities EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ He said the Treasury is trying to achieve its ends in the least burdensome way possible. ▪ He seems to be ready for the more burdensome necessities of the job. ▪...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Burdensome \Bur"den*some\, a. Grievous to be borne; causing uneasiness or fatigue; oppressive. The debt immense of endless gratitude So burdensome. --Milton. Syn: Heavy; weighty; cumbersome; onerous; grievous; oppressive; troublesome. [1913 Webster] --...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
a. Of or like a burden; arduous or demanding

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1570s, from burden (n.1) + -some (1). Earlier was burdenous (1520s). Related: Burdensomeness .

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
adj. not easily borne; wearing; "the burdensome task of preparing the income tax return"; "my duties weren't onerous; I only had to greet the guests"; "a taxing schedule" [syn: onerous , taxing ]

Usage examples of burdensome.

CHAPTER 12 Winter Amidst of the Mountains In all this they had enough to be busy with, so that time hung not heavy on their hands, and the shadow of the Quest was nowise burdensome to them, since they wotted that they had to abide the wearing of the days till spring was come with fresh tidings.

Their peculiar distinctions of days, of meats, and a variety of trivial though burdensome observances, were so many objects of disgust and aversion for the other nations, to whose habits and prejudices they were diametrically opposite.

Besides the freethinkers, who will not yield to authority, but insist upon standing apart from the crowd, and the satirists, who level their shafts undiscriminatingly against what they perceive associated with absurdity, and the worldlings, who prefer the pleasures of time to the imaginarily contrasted goods of eternity, there is a fourth class of men who oppose the doctrine of a personal immortality as a protest against the burdensome miseries of individuality.

If they then chose to give up waiting, they had to take whatever labor was found for them elsewhere, and Malik knew that only the most burdensome work and conditions were offered to such people.

The hideous hall itself, all harsh angles and glaring lights and weird ricocheting reflections, and the pompous officials of the Pontifical staff in their preposterous little traditional masks, and the windy speechmaking, and the boredom, and above all the burdensome sense of the entire Labyrinth pressing down upon him like a colossal mass of stone - merely to think of it had filled him with horror.

I believe, sincerely glad of being relieved from so burdensome a charge as the conduct of an army must be to a man unacquainted with military business.

Ethan that the Tran, who moved so easily and gracefully across the ice ocean but found even walking burdensome, might find the concept of climbing an unprepared surface terrifying.

The Muslim converts of Soudan find the Ramadhan excessively burdensome, as well as many other rites of Islamism, and for this reason the greater part of the population of Soudan, who profess Mohammedanism, are still pagans in heart.

The hideous hall itself, all harsh angles and glaring lights and weird ricocheting reflections, and the pompous officials of the Pontifical staff in their preposterous little traditional masks, and the windy speechmaking, and the boredom, and above all the burdensome sense of the entire Labyrinth pressing down upon him like a colossal mass of stone - merely to think of it had filled him with horror.

September, 1861, wages would be advanced to five hundred dollars per month, the owners and captains instantly put freights up a few cents, and explained to the farmers along the river the necessity of it, by calling their attention to the burdensome rate of wages about to be established.

The hellions emerged from the car, its springs sighing in relief at the removal of their burdensome weight.

Some PC users accustomed to installing Windows wherever and whenever they feel like it feared that Windows XP's Windows Product Activation antipiracy mechanism would be a burdensome inconvenience.

Financing it, complete with R and D, would be a tad burdensome for us, and repayment slow, if ever.

That his protest struck a responsive chord in the hearts of so many was due in part to the fact that the enmities growing out of the war, and intensified during the years that followed, had grown increasingly burdensome.

He noted that Descartes considered the passions to be excitations of the soul caused by the movement of ‘animal spirits', and that Spinoza, in laying down the foundation stones of his quasi-Euclidean system of ethics, accepted it as axiomatic that human freedom was based in the rational power of the intellect, while the opposing power of the emotions must be reckoned a burdensome kind of servitude.