Definition of Onerous

1. Adjective. Not easily borne; wearing. "A taxing schedule"

Exact synonyms: Burdensome, Taxing
Similar to: Heavy
Derivative terms: Burdensomeness, Onerousness



Definition of Onerous

1. a. Burdensome; oppressive.

Definition of Onerous

1. Adjective. imposing or constituting a physical, mental, or figurative load which can be borne only with effort. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Onerous

1. burdensome or oppressive [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Onerous

oneiroscopy
oneish
oneitis
oneliness
oneling
onely
onement
oneness
onenesses
oner
onerary
oneration
onerier
oneriest
onerosity
onerous (current term)
onerously
onerousness
onerousnesses
oners
onery
ones
ones' complement
ones' complements
onescore
oneself
onesey-twosey
onesided
onesidedness
onesie

Literary usage of Onerous

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1. The Scots Digest of Scots Appeals in the House of Lords from 1707 and of the by Robert Candlish Henderson, Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords (1908)
"A judicial examination of the ex facie onerous holder of a bill, on an allegation that he had been a party to a misappropriation of the bill by his ..."

2. The Ownership, Tenure and Taxation of Land, Some Facts, Fallacies and by Thomas Palmer Whittaker (1914)
"onerous and Beneficial Rates In the Report of the Royal Commission on Local Taxation, 1901, Sir George Murray and Sir Ed. Hamilton denned as " onerous ..."

3. An Institute of the Law of Scotland: In Four Books : in the Order of Sir by John Erskine, George Mackenzie, James Ivory (1828)
"Though such marriage-settlements, when executed in the ordinary form, are postponed to every onerous debt of the granter, even those contracted after, ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory-notes, Bank-notes by Robert Thomson, John Dove Wilson (1865)
"Though a bill or note should be granted as a donation mortis onerous in- causa, that will not affect its validity when in the handset an on bills, ..."

5. A Manual of Corporate Organization: Containing Information, Directions and by Thomas Conyngton (1913)
"onerous Legislative Requirements Within the last few years the costs and burdens imposed on corporations by the legislatures of the various states and ..."

6. Corporate Organization and Management by Thomas Conyngton, Helen Potter (1917)
"Its disadvantages—discussed in the present chapter—lie mainly in the somewhat invidious taxes imposed upon corporations and the somewhat onerous reports ..."

7. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1905)
"... of Contracting them —Restrictions upon Lovers — onerous Fees paid for Marriages and Burials — Anecdote of a Ranchero — Ditto of a Servant and a Widow, ..."

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