Grievous to-be borne causing uneasiness or tiredness oppressive
- maybe not quickly borne; using
- Grievous to-be borne; causing uneasiness or weakness; oppressive.
1570s, from burden (n.1) + -some (1). Earlier was burdenous (1520s). Relevant: Burdensomeness.
(a.) Grievous to-be borne; causing uneasiness or weakness; oppressive.
Exceedingly burdensome services were required in the seasons when farming processes are, as it were, at their height - in the seasons of mowing and reaping, when every day is of special value and the working power of the farm hands is strained to the utmost.