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(Definition of onerous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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onerousadjective

 us   /ˈɑn·ə·rəs, ˈoʊ·nə-/
causing ​greatdifficulty or ​trouble: The ​taxbill was ​aimed at ​lifting the onerous ​taxburden from the ​backs of the ​middleclass.
(Definition of onerous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “onerous”
in Spanish pesado…
in Vietnamese nặng nề…
in Malaysian berat…
in Thai ยาก…
in French pénible…
in German lästig…
in Chinese (Simplified) 繁重的, 麻烦的, 艰巨的…
in Turkish zahmetli, külfetli, ağır…
in Russian тягостный, изнурительный…
in Indonesian berat…
in Chinese (Traditional) 繁重的, 麻煩的, 艱巨的…
in Polish ciężki, uciążliwy…
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