- The definition of burdensome is something that is hard to deal with, or that places too great of expectations.
Providing round-the-clock care to your neighbor who you don't like very much is an example of a burdensome task.
burdensome definition by Webster's New World
hard to bear; heavy; oppressive
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- burdensomely adverb
burdensome definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Of or like a burden; onerous.
- burˈden·some·ly adverb
- burˈden·some·ness noun