See more synonyms for burdensome on Thesaurus.com Related formsbur·den·some·ly, adverbbur·den·some·ness, nounnon·bur·den·some, adjectivenon·bur·den·some·ly, adverbnon·bur·den·some·ness, nounun·bur·den·some, 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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British Dictionary definitions for unburdensome
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Word Origin and History for unburdensome
1570s, from burden (n.1) + -some (1). Earlier was burdenous (1520s). Related: Burdensomeness.
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