Synonyms of burden


1. burden, load, encumbrance, incumbrance, onus, concern, worry, headache, vexation

usage: an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"

2. load, loading, burden, weight

usage: weight to be borne or conveyed

3. effect, essence, burden, core, gist, meaning, significance, signification, import

usage: the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

4. burden, idea, thought

usage: the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse


1. burden, burthen, weight, weight down, charge

usage: weight down with a load

2. charge, saddle, burden, command, require

usage: impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"

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Definition and meaning of burden (Dictionary)