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on·er·ous  audio  (nr-s, nr-) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Troublesome or oppressive; burdensome. See Synonyms at burdensome.
  2. Law Entailing obligations that exceed advantages.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Old French onereus, from Latin onersus, from onus, oner-, burden

OTHER FORMS:
oner·ous·ly(Adverb), oner·ous·ness(Noun)


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