American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or like a burden; onerous.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Weighing like a heavy burden; grievous to be borne; causing uneasiness or fatigue; oppressive; heavy; wearisome: as, “burthensome exactions,”
- Able to carry burdens or cargoes.
- Synonyms Onerous, troublesome, fatiguing, hard to bear.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Grievous to be borne; causing uneasiness or fatigue; oppressive.
- adj. not easily borne; wearing.
- burden + -some (Wiktionary)
“From free learning sources such as MIT OpenCourseWare, to fully formed tuition-free degree programs such as those offered by University of the People, the phrase "burdensome tuition" is becoming a phrase of the past.”
“Mr. Romney told a crowd in Florida that he would lower tax rates to make America more competitive globally, eliminate what he called burdensome regulations and push for trade deals and greater domestic energy exploration.”
“Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican who chairs the Budget Committee, proposes not only to limit federal spending and reconfigure major federal health programs, but also to rewrite the tax code, cutting the top tax rate for both individuals and corporations to 25 percent from 35 percent, reducing the number of income tax brackets and eliminating what it calls a "burdensome tangle of loopholes.”
“They point to Arizona - the only state with such a law - saying citizens there have had trouble because of what they call burdensome requirements.”
“The groups said the proposed change would have unfairly required businesses with USDA contracts to certify that their subcontractors and suppliers are in compliance with labor laws, a mandate they called a burdensome and impossible task that runs counter to President Barack Obama's vow to curb excess regulation.”
“Leftists want to their charity to be called burdensome taxation, conservatives just want to keep calling it charity; a willing and willful need to be generous for the simple sake of it.”
“Today, Bush will sign the renewal of the Voting Rights Act, reauthorizing provisions that a decade ago he called a burdensome and unnecessary federal intrusion.”
“Today, Bush will sign the renewal of the Voting Rights Act, reauthorizing provisions that a decade ago he called a burdensome and unnecessary federal intrusion. â€œThe Bush administration has really done a flip-flop on this, â€ said Edward Blum, a senior fellow at the Center for Equal Opportunity.”
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