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Synonyms for onerous
ˈɒn ər əs, ˈoʊ nər-oner·ous

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  1. onerousadjective

    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

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"

    Synonyms:
    burdensome, taxing

    Antonyms:
    light

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. onerousadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. onerousadjective

    Synonyms:
    laborious, difficult, arduous

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How to use onerous in a sentence?

  1. Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H.:

    Local school districts in New Hampshire that are working to both ensure proper nutrition for their students and responsibly manage taxpayer dollars should not be burdened by onerous federal requirements from Washington.

  2. George Booth:

    Until U.S. sanctions are lifted European banks with major operations in the States, of which there are many, will still be exposed to onerous trade restrictions unless they can prove complete separation of European and U.S. divisions of their business, that's easier said than done. It should not be underestimated the level of internal restructuring required to satisfy this criteria.

  3. Mohshin Aziz:

    This ruling is so onerous, chances are all 13 airlines will be suspended so thousands of jobs will be lost. No government in the world wants that.

  4. Amit Agarwal:

    Even a seller, who wants to sell out of their state, has to get a tax registration in the new state. How many small business owners would go through the onerous job of doing that? the number of basic paper cut opportunities out there are so many.

  5. Martin Webster:

    And, with at least half the value of the UK stock market held by overseas investors, it is unclear how much notice they will take of these new, more onerous, but still voluntary provisions.


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