[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəbˈɜːdənd/ ]
[ US /ˈoʊvɝˈbɝdənd/ ]
  1. heavily burdened with work or cares
    overburdened social workers
    weighed down with cares
    bowed down with troubles
    found himself loaded down with responsibilities
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How To Use overburdened In A Sentence

  • Its people are overburdened by religious riot, ethnic strife, corruption and the absence of social infrastructure.
  • Inmates feel isolated and are already overburdened by the tension of courts and hearings.
  • This feeling is very strong in many apartment houses where small rooms are overburdened by this kind of wainscot, and to make matters worse, the top is used as a plate-rail. Furnishing the Home of Good Taste A Brief Sketch of the Period Styles in Interior Decoration with Suggestions as to Their Employment in the Homes of Today
  • While the idea of people telling their stories is attractive in theory, in practice the courts are overburdened as it is.
  • If that were the case, then wouldn't the girls athletics program be overburdened with athletic hopefuls dreaming of state championships?
  • Health services have been overburdened and are unable to care for many older people.
  • The Chief Inspector disliked being overburdened with insignificant detail.
  • Social work staff say they are overburdened with casework and worried about not being able to give heroin addicts in the drug court enough support.
  • I doubt that they believed in the equitability of fate - especially when their only son turned out to be no more than another burden in their already overburdened lives.
  • While many of these individuals are able lawyers, they are often overburdened with heavy caseloads and lack the financial and personnel resources necessary to build a strong defense.
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