onerous onerous  /ˈoʊ nə rəs/


  • (adj) not easily borne; wearing



  1. Large corporations have circumvented the most onerous of the provisions and have made a joke of the checks and balances.
  2. Instead of simplifying matters, the antitrust law has put a more onerous and wearing task on the service oriented software companies.
  3. It was an onerous responsibility with a high risk of failure but the team took it up without much demur.


  1. The Cyprus Bail-In Blows Up: President Urges Complete Bailout Overhaul (Full Letter)

    Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades has realized ( as we warned ), too late it seems for the thousands of domestic and foreign depositors who were sacrificed at the alter of monetary union , that the TROIKA's terms are "too onerous." Anastasiades has asked EU lenders to unwind the complex restructuring and partial merger of its two largest banks leaving EU officials "puzzled", according to a ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

  2. Kansas should drop onerous ‘proof of citizenship’ law

    The right to vote is constitutionally protected for all Americans. The Supreme Court has now said states cannot dilute that right with onerous restrictions. The Kansas Legislature should do the right thing and rescind its unfair law which will inevitably disenfranchise U.S. citizens.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Kansas City Star


  1. "I am pleased that the AFL Commission yesterday decided to allow me to enter the AFL draft," Cousins said. "The conditions imposed on me are very onerous. I am looking forward to being drafted and playing football again, which is my love. I...
    on Nov 18, 2008 By: Ben Cousins Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I feel optimistic," Gilbert told a small group of journalists last month. "The thing that has made it possible for me not to dwell on the onerous challenge is the fact that ...... I've been asked to be myself. ...... I'm idealistic. I do...
    on Nov 17, 2008 By: Alan Gilbert Source: FOXNews

  3. Republican Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan called the requirement "one of the most onerous provisions of the new health care law."
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: David Lee Camp Source: The Associated Press

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /