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Synonyms for onerous
ˈɒn ər əs, ˈoʊ nər-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. burdensome, onerous, taxing(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    good, exhaustively, soundly, thoroughly

Wiktionary

  1. onerous(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    difficult, demanding, taxing, wearing

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. onerous

    Arduous (Latin arduus, steep) signifies primarily so steep and lofty as to be difficult of ascent, and hence applies to that which involves great and sustained exertion and ordinarily for a lofty aim; great learning can only be won by arduous toil. Hard applies to anything that resists our endeavors as a scarcely penetrable mass resists our physical force. Anything is hard that involves tax and strain whether of the physical or mental powers. Difficult is not used of that which merely taxes physical force; a dead lift is called hard rather than difficult; breaking stone on the road would be called hard rather than difficult work; that is difficult which involves skill, sagacity, or address, with or without a considerable expenditure of physical force; a geometrical problem may be difficult to solve, a tangled skein to unravel; a mountain difficult to ascend. Hard may be active or passive; a thing may be hard to do or hard to bear. Arduous is always active. That which is laborious or toilsome simply requires the steady application of labor or toil till accomplished; toilsome is the stronger word. That which is onerous (Latin onus, a burden) is mentally burdensome or oppressive. Responsibility may be onerous even when it involves no special exertion.

    Synonyms:
    arduous, difficult, exhausting, hard, laborious, severe, toilsome, trying

    Antonyms:
    easy, facile, light, pleasant, slight, trifling, trivial

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. onerous

    Synonyms:
    burdensome, toilsome, heavy, responsible, oppressive, laborious, oppose, difficult

    Antonyms:
    light, easy, trivial, inoppressive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. onerous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    burdensome, oppressive, heavy, weighty, laborious, toilsome, operose, hard, difficult

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. onerous(a)

    Synonyms:
    laborious, difficult, arduous

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How to use onerous in a sentence?

  1. Nigel Dodds:

    Northern Ireland cannot be subjected to new and onerous trade barriers within the United Kingdom as the price of leaving the European Union, we deeply regret the numerous missed opportunities by those who negotiated on behalf of the UK.

  2. Phelan MoonSong:

    She told me that I had to send in some documentation or religious text to show why it was required for me to have my horns on, i said, ‘OK, I’ll go ahead and do that,’ but it seemed like an onerous requirement.

  3. West Virginia:

    This decision is a critical victory in our fight against this onerous federal overreach.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    To love all or to live for others is never onerous i.e. it doesn't require a great deal of effort. Yes! what it takes is just to swallow up your own pride/interest/comfort/right and as well to realize that life is not meant to be all about you. In other words, you should take into consideration someone else's or other people's needs/interest/well-being/welfare.

  5. Greg Everson:

    We found that the test had tremendous sensitivity over the full range of liver disease, not just at late stage, we're hoping we can work with the FDA to set a pathway that's not too onerous and get this available quickly.

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