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burden

noun

1 burden

An onerous or difficult concern:
— The burden of responsibility.

synonyms: encumbrance, incumbrance, load, onus.

Roget 706: prevention, preclusion, obstruction, stoppage; embolus, embolism [Med.]; infarct [Med.]; interruption, interception, interclusion; hindrance, impedition; retardment, ... show more

Roget 828: mental suffering, pain, dolor; suffering, sufferance; ache, smart etc. (physical pain) 378; passion.    displeasure, dissatisfaction, discomfort, ... show more

Roget 641: redundancy, redundance; too much, too many; superabundance, superfluity, superfluence, saturation; nimiety, transcendency, exuberance, profuseness; profusion ... show more

Roget 413: melody, rhythm, measure; rhyme etc. (poetry) 597.    pitch, timbre, intonation, tone.    scale, gamut; ... show more

Roget 319: gravity, gravitation; weight; heaviness etc. adj.; specific gravity; pondorosity, pressure, load; burden, burthen; ballast, counterpoise; ... show more

Roget 190: contents; cargo, lading, freight, shipment, load, bale, burden, jag; cartload, shipload; cup of, basket of, etc. ... show more

Roget 830: painfulness etc. adj.; trouble, care etc. (pain) 828; trial; affliction, infliction; blow, stroke, burden, ... show more

Dutch: belasting, bewijslast, drang, druk, last, plicht, zwaarte



2 burden

Weight to be borne or conveyed.

synonyms: load, loading.

3 burden

The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work.

synonyms: core, effect, essence, gist.

4 burden

The central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse.

Dutch: hoofdthema

verb

1 burden

Weight down with a load.

synonyms: burthen, weight, weight down.

Dutch: belasten, drukken, rusten

2 burden

Impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to.

synonyms: charge, saddle.

Dutch: beladen, belasten, opdragen, opgeven, opzadelen, zadelen


Moby thesaurus: Spenserian stanza, accommodation, add, adjoin, affix, afflict, affliction, agglutinate, agitate, albatross, allegiance, amount, anacrusis, annex, antistrophe, append, arraignability, arraignableness, assigned task, attach ... show more.

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