- oppressively heavy; onerous.
- distressing; troublesome.
- Nautical. having a full hull form, as a merchant vessel built for capacity rather than speed.
Origin of burdensome
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Examples from the Web for burdensome
They'll take your jobs (never mind that you don't want to do the burdensome and humble jobs they are willing to do)!Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time!
November 2, 2014
But recently the obligations have gotten significantly more tedious and burdensome.Rand Paul and the Certification Racket
August 11, 2014
People returning home from prison struggle to reconnect with their families, find work and adhere to burdensome parole conditions.Are Prisons Bleeding Us Dry?
Sheila A. Bedi
December 1, 2013
[T]he Agriculture Department abandoned the costly and burdensome review process it had applied to earlier claims.Do We Really Trust Government Bureaucracy to Handle Immigration Reform?
April 26, 2013
The best way to do this is to minimize the amount of burdensome regulation that we put on them.Congress Is Considering a Bill to Make Internet Firms Collect Sales Tax. Here’s Why They Shouldn’t Pass It.
April 24, 2013
And the burdensome one is toilsome, while the delightsome one is pleasurable.On Prayer and The Contemplative Life
St. Thomas Aquinas
Nay, I'll keep it myself, and not trouble thee with what proved too burdensome for myself.Standish of Standish
Jane G. Austin
The rent of your ditch is high, the expenses of travel are burdensome.Angling Sketches
I do not want to storm at the man who made her life so burdensome.A Window in Thrums
J. M. Barrie
It is because we do not accept the commandments that the commandments are burdensome.Expositions of Holy Scripture
- hard to bear; onerous
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Word Origin and History for burdensome
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