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Definition of "burdensome" []

  • Of or like a burden; onerous. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "burdensome" in a sentence
  • "From free learning sources such as MIT OpenCourseWare, to fully formed tuition-free degree programs such as those offered by University of the People, the phrase "burdensome tuition" is becoming a phrase of the past."
  • "Mr. Romney told a crowd in Florida that he would lower tax rates to make America more competitive globally, eliminate what he called burdensome regulations and push for trade deals and greater domestic energy exploration."
  • "Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican who chairs the Budget Committee, proposes not only to limit federal spending and reconfigure major federal health programs, but also to rewrite the tax code, cutting the top tax rate for both individuals and corporations to 25 percent from 35 percent, reducing the number of income tax brackets and eliminating what it calls a "burdensome tangle of loopholes.""