onerous definition

  • adjective:
    • Troublesome or oppressive; burdensome. See Synonyms at burdensome.
    • Law Entailing responsibilities that go beyond advantages.
    • imposing or constituting a physical, emotional, or figurative load and that can be borne only with work.
    • Burdensome; oppressive.
    • not easily borne; putting on
  • others:
    • Burdensome; oppressive.
    • In Scots law, imposing a weight in return for a plus; being for a consideration: since, an onerous contract: against gratuitous.
    • Synonyms 1. Heavy, weighty, toilsome.

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