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Burdensome \Bur"den*some\, a. Grievous to be borne; causing uneasiness or fatigue; oppressive.

The debt immense of endless gratitude So burdensome.

Syn: Heavy; weighty; cumbersome; onerous; grievous; oppressive; troublesome. [1913 Webster] -- Bur"den*some*ly, adv. -- Bur"den*some*ness, n.


n. The state or quality of being burdensome.


n. unwelcome burdensome difficulty [syn: onerousness, oppressiveness]

Usage examples of "burdensomeness".

  The burdensomeness of Moses’ law, ere it was overlaid, in later days, by Rabbinical scrupulosity, has been much exaggerated.

The Athenians, however, far from having their taste for the voyage taken away by the burdensomeness of the preparations, became more eager for it than ever.