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burdensome

Something that's burdensome is very difficult or tiring. It's better to weed your garden regularly, rather than put it off until it becomes an exhausting, burdensome task.

Some summer jobs are easy and relaxing, like your laid-back dog walking business — other jobs are much more burdensome, like babysitting a large family of kids or lifeguarding at a pool where people keep nearly drowning. Something that's a burden, a physical load or a duty that weighs heavily on you, is burdensome. The Proto-Indo-European root means "to bear" or "to carry," and also "to give birth."

Definitions of burdensome
  1. adjective
    not easily borne; wearing
    “the burdensome task of preparing the income tax return”
    synonyms: onerous, taxing
    heavy
    marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness
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