PRONUNCIATION: (ON-uh-ruhs, OH-nuhr-)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Oppressively burdensome.
2. Having obligations or responsibilities that outweigh the benefits.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French onereus, from Latin onerosus, from onus (burden). Earliest documented use: 1395.


GONEROUS - 1. like Lear's eldest daughter; 2. like a venereal disease (OK, if you insist, an STD)

ONE-R OPUS - a specific lipogram, wherein every word has one and exactly one R

ÂNEROUS - like an ass (how's your French?); not unlike "asinine"

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