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English definition of “burdensome”

burdensome

adjective     /ˈbɜː.dən.səm/ US  /ˈbɝː-/ formal
causing difficulties or work : a burdensome task Complicated and difficult to doDifficult to understand
(Definition of burdensome adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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