burdensome

[bur-dn-suh m]
See more synonyms for burdensome on Thesaurus.com
adjective
  1. oppressively heavy; onerous.
  2. distressing; troublesome.
  3. 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
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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018


British Dictionary definitions for unburdensome

burdensome

adjective
  1. hard to bear; onerous
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for unburdensome

burdensome

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper