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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Troublesome and oppressive.

Usage examples (39)
  • The large boulders dotting the field presented an onerous task.
  • The company has also taken a £50m hit on what it called onerous sports rights contracts.
  • Internet broadcasters have been subject to what they call onerous rates since a ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board in June of 2007.
  • However, the number of reports required and monthly quotas and taxes remain onerous in a country where most people have no car or telephone. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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