Difficult to bear
burdensome, onerous, harsh, tyrannical; see autocratic 1, difficult 1, onerous, severe 2.
Weighing on the senses or spirits
suffocating, stifling, confining, depressing; see close 5, dismal 1. See syn. study at onerous.
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Requiring great or extreme bodily, mental, or spiritual strength: