Onerous is an adjective that is used describe that which is causing hardship. Difficult and unpleasant to deal with. Burdensome, oppressive, troublesome.


  1. His current ‘onerous’ situation, is the key for him to grow into the man he is destined to be.
  2. He has a has a ‘onerous’ relationship with fellow shareholder, which causes constant disputes.
  3. She has stated that the government has put students into ‘onerous’ predicaments, having made the costs of studying extremely high.

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