What does the word onerous mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Burdensome; oppressive.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Onerously.

Usage examples for onerous

  1. And their first mass in the morning, the mass of working women and servant maids was no less touching; there were there no bigots nor curious persons, but poor women who came to seek in communion strength to live their hours of onerous tasks and servile needs. – En Route by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  2. The labors of preparation had been onerous. – The Law of Hemlock Mountain by Hugh Lundsford
  3. But for the moment he undertook nothing more onerous. – Washington Square by Henry James
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