Part of speech: adjective

Burdensome; oppressive.

Part of speech: adverb


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Usage examples "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", J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans.
  2. The labors of preparation had been onerous. - "The Law of Hemlock Mountain", Hugh Lundsford.
  3. But for the moment he undertook nothing more onerous. - "Washington Square", Henry James.