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onus

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Pronunciation: /ˈəʊnəs
 
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Definition of onus in English:

noun

(the onus)
Something that is one’s duty or responsibility: the onus is on you to show that you have suffered loss
More example sentences
  • But it would also put the onus on the opposition parties to use their power responsibly.
  • So, the onus is on the parents to understand and handle their children effectively.
  • Remember the onus is on all residents to make the effort if they are unable just ask for assistance.
Synonyms
cross to bear, millstone round one's neck, albatross

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin, literally 'load or burden'.

Words that rhyme with onus

bonus, Cronus, Jonas, lowness, Tithonus

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