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burdensome

[ bur-dn-suhm ]
/ ˈbɜr dn səm /
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adjective
oppressively heavy; onerous.
distressing; troublesome.
Nautical. having a full hull form, as a merchant vessel built for capacity rather than speed.
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Origin of burdensome

First recorded in 1570–80; burden1 + -some1

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British Dictionary definitions for burdensome

burdensome
/ (ˈbɜːdənsəm) /

adjective
hard to bear; onerous
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