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burdensome

[bur-dn-suh m] /ˈbɜr dn səm/
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
1570-1580
1570-80; burden1 + -some1
Related forms
burdensomely, adverb
burdensomeness, noun
nonburdensome, adjective
nonburdensomely, adverb
nonburdensomeness, noun
unburdensome, adjective
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burdensome

/ˈbɜːdənsəm/
adjective
1.
hard to bear; onerous
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Word Origin and History for burdensome
adj.

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

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