- 1Difficult to carry out or fulfil; taxing: the burdensome responsibilities of professional lifeMore example sentences
onerous, oppressive, troublesome, weighty, worrisome, vexatious, irksome, trying, crushing, inconvenient, awkward, a nuisance; harsh, severe, stiff, stringent, formidable, an imposition; arduous, strenuous, rigorous, uphill, difficult, hard, laborious, Herculean, exhausting, tiring, taxing, demanding, punishing, gruelling, back-breaking, exacting, wearing, stressful, wearisome, fatiguing
- 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.
- 1.1Undesirably restrictive: bureaucratically burdensome assessment proceduresMore example sentences
- 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.