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burden +‎ -some

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbəː.dən.səm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbɝ.dən.səm/
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burdensome (comparative more burdensome, superlative most burdensome)

  1. Characteristic of a burden; arduous or demanding
    • 1748, David Hume, Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of morals, London: Oxford University Press (1973 ed.), § 6:
      . . . reap a pleasure from what, to the generality of mankind, may seem burdensome and laborious.

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