suggests the making of great demands on the attention, skill, care, etc. an exacting supervisor, exacting work
suggests a hardship that weighs heavily on the mind, spirits, or senses, or stresses the overbearing cruelty of the person or thing that inflicts the hardship oppressive weather, an oppressive king
applies to that which is wearisome or oppressive to the mind or spirit as well as to the body burdensome responsibilities
applies to that which is laborious or troublesome, often because of its annoying or tedious character the onerous task of taking inventory
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His duties were thus rendered exceedingly onerous, and his labour became excessive.
In 1584, however, the city had to surrender on onerous terms to the prince of Parma.
Accordingly, though France made every attempt to induce Turkey to adopt her side, the young Stratford Canning succeeded in causing the resumption of the peace negotiations at Bucharest, broken off through Russia's terms being considered too onerous, and followed by the capture of Izmail and Bender.
The conditions, however, upon which Wallenstein consented to come to the emperors aid were remarkably onerous, but Ferdinand had perforce to assent to them.
The high road from Kabul to Kandahar passes this way (another reason for supposing the Tarnak to be Arachotus), and the people live off the road to avoid the onerous duties of hospitality.