Crossword clues for onerous
- Difficult individual to wake? Not entirely
- Difficult individual to bring round? Not entirely
- Difficult individual runs America, grasping nothing
- Demanding our nose gets blown
- Demanding individual, Proust — peripheral sections cut
- Demanding I wake without drug
- Troublesome orange leader: emperor of America
- Hard to bear
- Difficult to bear
- A tough row to hoe
- Very demanding (task)
- Quite burdensome
- Involving a great deal of effort
- Hardly a cakewalk
- Burdensome (7)
- Weighty responsibility saving deposit up
- Single call to arms not entirely hard to deliver?
- Burdensome, oppressive
- Involving much effort
- Heavy individual to awaken without energy
- Heavy figure to excite briefly
- Heavy bones are not just visible with clothing removed
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Onerous \On"er*ous\, a. [L. onerosus, fr. onus, oneris, a load,
burden: cf. F. on['e]reux.]
Burdensome; oppressive. ``Too onerous a solicitude.''
Onerous cause (Scots Law), a good and legal consideration; -- opposed to gratuitous.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., from Old French onereus, honereus (14c., Modern French onéreux) and directly from Latin onerosus, from onus (genitive oneris) "burden" (see onus).
a. impose or constitute a physical, mental, or figurative load which can be borne only with effort.
Usage examples of "onerous".
In return for his service to the Overlord, Loclon would relieve Gawn of his most onerous possession.
If you thought serving as my squire was humbling, you will find your new duties thrice as onerous.
Once the onerous task was completed, Rafik reprogrammed the navigation computer for the destination he still refused to reveal, and all three men slept as much as possible on the way to planetfall.
How could Spandrel be sure further, more onerous, demands would not be made of him if he proved himself useful by accomplishing this straightforward task?
They took it in turns, each slipping by chance into that onerous position, supported but uncoveted by the other.
Kent Burnett, bearing over his arm a coat newly pressed in the Delmonico restaurant, dodged in at the back door of the saloon, threw the coat down upon the tousled bed, and pushed back his hat with a gesture of relief at an onerous duty well performed.
This service in the minds of tribesmen replaced the old customary obligation of military service that they owed the shaykh and was not unduly onerous.
And so a tribe of them, the Elder subrace of Dhracians, was given the onerous task of guarding the Vault, living deep within the earth, separated from the wind that is their mother, day into day into eternity.
A Dearth of Legal Obstacles to Assassination First of all, the legal restrictions on assassination are not as onerous as is commonly believed and are not the central problem with this policy option.
Little did we dream that the name would become as onerous as Judas Iscariot, Jr.
THE MILITARY REQUIREMENTS The military requirements of an invasion of Iraq would be considerable but not onerous.
That all this might not be too onerous on the purses of his rustic patrons, who are apt to consider the costs of schooling a grievous burden and schoolmasters as mere drones, he had various ways of rendering himself both useful and agreeable.
As it is extremely onerous, and is soon going to be impossible, for me to keep up the wide range of correspondence which has become a large part of my occupation, and tends to absorb all the vital force which is left me, I wish to enter into a final explanation with the well-meaning but merciless taskmasters who have now for many years been levying their daily tax upon me.
I am with him all the way, even when the duty is onerous, as when I missed the chance to meet Kate Chase at the Blair party, or more accurately the Blair wake, last night after Bull Run.
That he has allowed himself to be drafted to resume the onerous duties of state is indeed a credit to his patriotism and honor.