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Synonyms for burden
ˈbɜr dn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. burden, load, encumbrance, incumbrance, onus(noun)

    an onerous or difficult concern

    "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"

    preventive, lading, incumbrance, preventative, interference, payload, core, consignment, freight, lode, hitch, onus, gist, effect, loading, hinderance, cargo, essence, encumbrance, load, shipment, hindrance, warhead

    disburden, unburden

  2. load, loading, burden(noun)

    weight to be borne or conveyed

    lading, incumbrance, payload, core, consignment, freight, lode, onus, gist, effect, loading, cargo, essence, encumbrance, load, shipment, warhead

    disburden, unburden

  3. effect, essence, burden, core, gist(noun)

    the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

    substance, loading, perfume, meat, centre, center, consequence, core, marrow, load, sum, impression, event, heart and soul, core group, upshot, effect, nub, kernel, nitty-gritty, gist, inwardness, pith, heart, nucleus, onus, essence, magnetic core, outcome, encumbrance, issue, force, incumbrance, result

    unburden, disburden

  4. burden(verb)

    the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse

    incumbrance, effect, onus, loading, essence, encumbrance, gist, core, load

    disburden, unburden

  5. burden, burthen, weight, weight down(verb)

    weight down with a load

    slant, saddle, weight, weight down, burthen, angle, charge

    unburden, disburden

  6. charge, saddle, burden(verb)

    impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

    "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"

    saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, appoint, institutionalise, agitate, rouse, charge, consign, accuse, point, file, bill, tear, level, burthen, blame, load, bear down, commit, weight, charge up, excite, lodge, weight down, send

    disburden, unburden

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. burden(n)

    A burden (from the Anglo-Saxon byrthen, from the verb beran, bear) is what one has to bear, and the word is used always of that which is borne by a living agent. A load (from the Anglo-Saxon lād, a way, course, carrying, or carriage) is what is laid upon a person, animal, or vehicle for conveyance, or what is customarily so imposed; as, a two-horse load. Weight measures the pressure due to gravity; the same weight that one finds a moderate load when in his full strength becomes a heavy burden in weariness or weakness. A ship's load is called distinctively a cargo, or it may be known as freight or lading. Freight denotes merchandise in or for transportation and is used largely of transportation or of merchandise transported by rail, which is, in commercial language, said to be "shipped." A load to be fastened upon a horse or mule is called a pack, and the animal is known as a pack-horse or pack-mule.

    cargo, charge, clog, encumbrance, freight, incubus, lading, load, pack, weight

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. burden(n.)

    load, weight

  2. burden(n.)

    cargo, freight, lading

  3. burden(n.)

    incumbrance, clog, impediment, incubus, drag weight, dead weight

  4. burden(n.)

    chorus, refrain

  5. burden(v. a.)

    load, overload, overlay, oppress, surcharge, put a burden upon

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. burden(n)

    load, cargo, incubus, encumbrance, weight, impediment, trial, oppression, chorus, refrain

  2. burden(v)

    encumber, load, surcharge, oppress

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  1. Lori Lightfoot.A:

    What's happening is black folks are getting infected more because they are exposed more, and once infected they're dying more because they have their bodies -- our bodies -- have born the burden of chronic disinvestment( and) active neglect of the community, when I look at it is because of structural racism, which puts us in the forward facing jobs so that we are exposed and less valued and don't have the protection that we need.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    If so-called celebrity had been paying so much tax as being shown through their publicity, then perhaps the majority of the salaried class population could easily relieve and relax of their IT burden.

  3. Bill Flores:

    Our path forward is clear: we must repeal this unsustainable burden and replace it with real reforms that improve access to quality health care at lower prices.

  4. Irish President Michael Higgins:

    Over the past half century, humanity has witnessed the destruction of 60 % of mammal, bird, fish and reptile populations around the world, we are the first generation to truly comprehend the reality of what we're doing to the natural world, and we may be the last with the chance to avert much of the damage. With this knowledge comes an extraordinary burden of responsibility that we all share.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Most of us are running after money, sex, and power. To some or full extent, bearing the burden of the stress and making the own life terrible.

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