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Meaning of ONEROUS

Pronunciation:  'ânurus

WordNet Dictionary
[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"

ONEROUS is a 7 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: burdensome, heavy, taxing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\On"er*ous\, a. [L. onerosus, fr. onus, oneris, a load,
burden: cf.F. on['e]reux.]
Burdensome; oppressive. ``Too onerous a solicitude.'' --I.

{Onerous cause} (Scots Law), a good and legal consideration;
   -- opposed to {gratuitous}.

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