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Synonyms for onus
ˈoʊ nəsonus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. burden, load, encumbrance, incumbrance, onusnoun

    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, gist, effect, burden, loading, hinderance, cargo, essence, encumbrance, load, shipment, hindrance, warhead

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  1. List of paraphrases for "onus":

    burden, responsibility, obligation, load, liability

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  1. Chuck Fletcher:

    The last ten, we slipped back. There’s no question, now the onus is on our group to get it back. When injured players come back, it makes it easier. We can’t kid ourselves. We have to get better.

  2. Ranjana Kumari:

    I feel this is something that is ideologically putting the onus of responsibility on women. You blame the women. You ask them to wear different clothes, not to go out and now to take these classes.

  3. Jeremy Ben-Ami:

    The onus is on the Prime Minister to try to repair some of the damage that's been done.

  4. April Reign:

    What I’m doing is attempting to amplify the discussion, the Academy can only nominate quality work that is made, so the onus still has to be on Hollywood to put those films out there.

  5. Rene Campbell:

    The onus is on the athletes to adhere to the rules and regulations set by their federation, my federation( The IFBB), is a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Agency( World Anti-Doping Agency) Code, and the The IFBB anti-doping rules are in full compliance with the 2015 WADA code.

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