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Synonyms for burden

Synonyms for (noun) burden

Synonyms: burden, load, loading Definition: weight to be borne or conveyed

Similar words: weight Definition: an artifact that is heavy

Synonyms: burden, incumbrance, load, encumbrance, onus Definition: an onerous or difficult concern Usage: the burden of responsibility; that's a load off my mind

Similar words: concern, headache, vexation, worry Definition: something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness Usage: New York traffic is a constant concern; it's a major worry

Synonyms: burden Definition: the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse

Similar words: idea, thought Definition: the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about Usage: it was not a good idea; the thought never entered my mind

Synonyms: core, effect, gist, essence, burden Definition: the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

Similar words: significance, signification, meaning, import Definition: the message that is intended or expressed or signified Usage: what is the meaning of this sentence; the significance of a red traffic light; the signification of Chinese characters; the import of his announcement was ambiguous

Synonyms for (verb) burden

Synonyms: charge, burden, saddle Definition: impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to Usage: He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend

Similar words: require, command Definition: make someone do something

Synonyms: burden, burthen, weight, weight down Definition: weight down with a load

Similar words: charge Definition: fill or load to capacity Usage: charge the wagon with hay