A Word A Day : Onerous
Saturday, 13th October 2007 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : o-ne-ress
1. Representing a great burden or much trouble
2. Involving obligations that are more disadvantageous than advantageous
3. Marked by great psychological weight
4. Not easily borne
14th century - Via Old French onéreux - Latin onerosus - oner-, stem of onus "burden"
Burdensome, Arduous, Heavy, Difficult, Tiring, Time-Consuming, Tedious, Taxing
Easy, Trouble Free
• It is a very onerous
business, this of being served, and the debtor naturally wishes to give you a slap.
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