Definition of burdensome in English:

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burdensome

Pronunciation: /ˈbərdnsəm/

adjective

1Difficult to carry out or fulfill; taxing: the burdensome responsibilities of professional life
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  • She's the executive director, meaning she must endure two recurring messages, both burdensome in their own ways.
  • Given the overwhelming needs of multiply diagnosed consumers, coordinating treatment among treatment providers can be burdensome.
  • Strategically located naval bases capable of berthing the carriers would also have to be constructed, adding to the already burdensome bill.
Synonyms
onerous, oppressive, troublesome, weighty, worrisome, stressful;
vexatious, irksome, trying, difficult;
informal high-maintenance
1.1Undesirably restrictive: bureaucratically burdensome assessment procedures
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  • Many fail, crushed by competition, starved by high costs or strangled by burdensome regulations. "
  • Access to contraception of all types is particularly burdensome for rural teens.
  • Furthermore, national income has been inadequate to repay the country's burdensome debts.

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Syllabification: bur·den·some

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