Onerous is an adjective that is used describe that which is causing hardship. Difficult and unpleasant to deal with. Burdensome, oppressive, troublesome.
- His current ‘onerous’ situation, is the key for him to grow into the man he is destined to be.
- He has a has a ‘onerous’ relationship with fellow shareholder, which causes constant disputes.
- She has stated that the government has put students into ‘onerous’ predicaments, having made the costs of studying extremely high.