burdensome

[ bur-dn-suh m ]
/ ˈbɜr dn səm /

adjective

oppressively heavy; onerous.
distressing; troublesome.
Nautical. having a full hull form, as a merchant vessel built for capacity rather than speed.

Origin of burdensome

First recorded in 1570–80; burden1 + -some1
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burdensome

/ (ˈbɜːdənsəm) /

adjective

hard to bear; onerous
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Word Origin and History for burdensome

burdensome


adj.

1570s, from burden (n.1) + -some (1). Earlier was burdenous (1520s). Related: Burdensomeness.

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