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  • n. The state or quality of being burdensome.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being burdensome; heaviness; oppressiveness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. unwelcome burdensome difficulty


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  • And even when the States are not forced to absorb the costs of implementing a federal program, they are still put in the position of taking the blame for its burdensomeness and for its defects.

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  • (This has been labeled "perceived burdensomeness" by researcher Thomas Joiner.)

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  • Presumptions about biological unfitness and burdensomeness often have been invoked to engineer enforced segregation of parts of the population.

    Feminist Perspectives on Disability

  • I assume Fitz is not going to make any arguments of, say, privacy or privilege or burdensomeness, on Judy’s behalf, but can he argue that production of more and more documents sought from witnesses in Libby’s fishing expedition becomes a burden to the prosecution, as it would need to review any documents so produced, and since they aren’t likely to be relevant anyway,it is a big waste of time?

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  • So, you know, the burdensomeness of the FISA process may be somewhat -- somewhat overstated, especially when you can do it after the fact.

    CNN Transcript May 18, 2006

  • Once we recognize that liberty rights also carry high costs, that intelligent systems of provision for social rights supply the requisite goods to people in only a small minority of cases, and that these systems are substitutes for other, more local ways of providing for the needy, the difference between the burdensomeness of liberty rights and the burdensomeness of social rights ceases to seem so large.

    Human Rights

  • The Athenians, however, far from having their taste for the voyage taken away by the burdensomeness of the preparations, became more eager for it than ever; and just the contrary took place of what Nicias had thought, as it was held that he had given good advice, and that the expedition would be the safest in the world.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Where self-righteousness is getting ground, these two, bondage and form, at length bring forth burdensomeness and wearisomeness.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • The difficulty and burdensomeness complained of may proceed from the interposition of perplexing temptations, which weary, disquiet, and distract the mind.


  • That this procedure is also furthered by the burdensomeness of sound doctrine unto the generality of men, who, having “itching ears,” as far as they care for these things, do spend their time in religion in nothing else but either to tell or to hear some new thing, cannot be denied.

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