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 Dictionary entry overview: What does onerous mean? 

ONEROUS (adjective)
  The adjective ONEROUS has 1 sense:

1. not easily borne; wearing

  Familiarity information: ONEROUS used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ONEROUS (adjective)

Sense 1onerous [BACK TO TOP]


Not easily borne; wearing


burdensome; onerous; taxing

Context examples:

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


heavy (marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness)

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