burdensome etymology

English word burdensome comes from English -some, English burden

Detailed word origin of burdensome

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-some English (eng) Characterized by some specific condition or quality. Used to form a word indicating a group with a certain small number of members A body A chromosome.
burden English (eng) (transitive) To encumber with a burden (in any of the noun senses of the word).. To impose, as a load or burden; to lay or place as a burden (something heavy or objectionable). (medicine) The total amount of toxins, parasites, cancer cells, plaque or the such present in an organism.. (metalworking) The proportion of ore and flux to fuel, in the charge of a blast furnace.. (mining) The tops [...]
burdensome English (eng) Characteristic of a burden; arduous or demanding.

Words with the same origin as burdensome

Descendants of -some
awesome awesomely awesomeness bothersome clawsome cumbersome dumb sauce fearsome floatsome foursome leafsome lifesome lonesome meddlesome ogglesome oxysome pitysome quarrelsome selfsome tiresome troublesome wandersome wearisome worrisome