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Synonyms for burdensome
ˈbɜr dn səmbur·den·some

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  1. burdensomeadjective

    Of or like a burden; arduous or demanding

    onerous, taxing, arduous, demanding, exacting

Princeton's WordNet

  1. burdensome, onerous, taxingadjective

    not easily borne; wearing

    "the burdensome task of preparing the income tax return"; "my duties weren't onerous; I only had to greet the guests"; "a taxing schedule"

    onerous, taxing


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. burdensomeadjective

    heavy, oppressive, onerous

  2. burdensomeadjective

    troublesome, grievous, hard to bear

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "burdensome":

    onerous, cumbersome, heavy, costly, expensive, binding, tedious, bulky

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  1. The EU regulation:

    It (ACEA) considers that the upstream part of the supply chain has the best leverage to achieve transparency in mineral sourcing and to effectively combat the financing of armed conflicts, compliance obligations for downstream companies should be avoided as they are extremely burdensome and costly in case of highly complex supply chains.

  2. David Valadao:

    Like so many family dairy farms across the country, burdensome government regulations made it impossible for the operation to remain open, while this has been an especially difficult experience, I remain hopeful that sharing my story will help those going through similar situations. This is exactly why I ran for Congress -- to give agriculture communities across the nation a voice in Washington.

  3. Scott Angelle:

    At the same time, we are equally dedicated to addressing overly burdensome regulations and, even more so, to amending or eliminating regulations that may decrease safety or increase the chances of environmental harm.

  4. Janet Yellen:

    Some reductions may be warranted, it could help to bring down prices of things that people buy that are burdensome. I want to make clear I honestly don't think tariff policy is a panacea with respect to inflation.

  5. Pope John Paul II:

    Where self-interest is suppressed, it is replaced by a burdensome system of bureaucratic control that dries up the wellspring of initiative and creativity.

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