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Another word for onerous

  1. Requiring great or extreme bodily, mental, or spiritual strength

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Another word for onerous


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  • Exacting suggests the making of great demands on the attention, skill, care, etc. an exacting supervisor, exacting work
  • Oppressive 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
  • Burdensome applies to that which is wearisome or oppressive to the mind or spirit as well as to the body burdensome responsibilities
  • Onerous applies to that which is laborious or troublesome, often because of its annoying or tedious character the onerous task of taking inventory