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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
Herculean, annoying, arduous, arduously, backbreaking, besetting, bothersome, burdensome, burdensomely, crushing, cumbersome, cumbrous, demanding, difficult, difficultly, effortful, encumbering, exacting, exhausting, exigent, forced, grievous, grinding, grueling, hampering, hard, hard-earned, hard-fought, hardly, harsh, heavy, heavy-handed, hefty, impedimental, impeding, impeditive, incumbent, irksome, killing, labored, laborious, laboriously, lumpish, massive, onerously, operose, oppressive, overburdensome, painful, plaguey, ponderous, punishing, strained, strenuous, superincumbent, taxing, toilsome, toilsomely, tough, troublesome, trying, tyrannous, unruly, unwieldy, uphill, vexatious, wearing, wearisome, wearying, weighty
Dictionary Results for onerous:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: not easily borne; wearing; "the burdensome task of
           preparing the income tax return"; "my duties weren't
           onerous; I only had to greet the guests"; "a taxing
           schedule" [syn: burdensome, onerous, taxing]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Onerous \On"er*ous\, a. [L. onerosus, fr. onus, oneris, a load,
   burden: cf. F. on['e]reux.]
   Burdensome; oppressive. "Too onerous a solicitude." --I.
   [1913 Webster]

   Onerous cause (Scots Law), a good and legal consideration;
      -- opposed to gratuitous.
      [1913 Webster]

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