Meaning of “onerous” in the English Dictionary

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

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us /ˈɑn·ə·rəs, ˈoʊ·nə-/

causing great difficulty or trouble:

The tax bill was aimed at lifting the onerous tax burden from the backs of the middle class.

(Definition of “onerous” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)