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Meaning of onerous

on•er•ous

Pronunciation: (on'ur-us, ō'nur-), [key]
— adj.
  1. burdensome, oppressive, or troublesome; causing hardship: onerous duties.
  2. having or involving obligations or responsibilities, esp. legal ones, that outweigh the advantages: an onerous agreement.
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