Definition of burdensome in English:

burdensome

Syllabification: bur·den·some
Pronunciation: /ˈbərdnsəm
 
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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; arduous, strenuous, hard, back-breaking, laborious, exhausting, tiring, taxing, demanding, punishing, grueling
    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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