[ UK /ˈə‍ʊnəɹəs/ ]
[ US /ˈoʊnɝəs/ ]
  1. not easily borne; wearing
    my duties weren't onerous; I only had to greet the guests
    a taxing schedule
    the burdensome task of preparing the income tax return
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How To Use onerous In A Sentence

  • Many constitutions require that basic rights can be curtailed only if less onerous measures are not available.
  • As already indicated, to make a contract that insurance should be in place is all that would be needed, and that is not a difficult or onerous duty to perform.
  • In any case, their group is not overly onerous. Times, Sunday Times
  • Recording activity is itself an onerous task. Times, Sunday Times
  • Unprofitable contracts can be ended, and property burdened with onerous obligations disowned.
  • Making the requirements of the convention more onerous would not deter economic migrants from applying for asylum. Times, Sunday Times
  • She thought she could add value and it isn't too onerous a duty. Times, Sunday Times
  • The onerous task of distributing seed potatoes to the tenantry has just been completed.
  • Think again if onerous charges are imposed should the staff member want to transfer to another scheme, or if recruits are not allowed to join the scheme within three months of joining the company.
  • It is unclear whether Wednesday's move will immediately propel trade higher, largely because nontariff barriers to trade, such as onerous labeling requirements, could still make things difficult for exporters. Pakistan to Boost Trade With India
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