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Noun
Plural for a misfortune or affliction that causes worry, hardship, or distress
“He struggled to cope with the guilt that had become a lifelong burden on his conscience.”
Noun
Plural for a duty or responsibility, especially one that requires some effort or trouble to carry out
“The burden of being a role model was one he embraced with great spirit.”
Noun
Plural for that which hinders progress or one's ability to proceed
“These constant emails are becoming a burden on my ability to get on with some actual work.”
Noun
Plural for a (typically heavy) load
“The trees were laden with a burden of snow during the cold winter days.”
Noun
Plural for the main theme or gist of a speech, book, or argument
“The burden of his speech was to the effect that Maslova had hypnotized him.”
Noun
(rare) Plural for a part of a song or hymn that is repeated every so often
“No human eye beheld the smile that wreathed her lips while they breathed the oft-repeated burden of the hymn.”
Verb
To load, or be loaded, heavily with
“Ford carried the saddle on his own back rather than burden the horse with it.”
Verb
To make sad
“I feel terrible having to burden you with more bad news.”
Noun
Issues or things that need to be resolved
Noun
Tests of someone's abilities or internal fortitude
Noun
Unwelcome experiences or events
Noun
(count noun) A feeling of worry or anxiety
Noun
A severe or excessive demand on the strength, resources, or abilities of someone or something
Noun
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