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See definition of burdens on Dictionary.com
  • nounmental weight; stress
  • verbencumber, strain

synonyms for burdens

  • anxiety
  • concern
  • difficulty
  • duty
  • hardship
  • load
  • onus
  • responsibility
  • strain
  • task
  • tax
  • trouble
  • worry
  • accountability
  • affliction
  • albatross
  • blame
  • care
  • charge
  • clog
  • encumbrance
  • grievance
  • hindrance
  • millstone
  • misfortune
  • mishap
  • obstruction
  • punishment
  • sorrow
  • trial
  • work
  • Herculean task
  • ball and chain
  • deadweight
  • excess baggage
  • thorn in one's side
  • weary load
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antonyms for burdens

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  • advantage
  • aid
  • assistance
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • calmness
  • contentment
  • ease
  • happiness
  • help
  • irresponsibility
  • peace
  • tranquility
  • encouragement
  • exculpation
  • exoneration
  • praise
  • promotion
  • relief
  • relieve
  • unburden
  • please
  • make happy
  • cheer
  • promote
  • help
  • encourage
  • allow
  • soothe
  • release
  • delight
  • comfort
  • permit
  • further
  • assist
  • aid
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How to use burdens in a sentence

Bel is broken, Nebo is destroyed: their idols are put upon beasts and cattle, your burdens of heavy weight even unto weariness.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
And when I look at the burdens to which the land of this country is subject, I do not consider the fixed duty of 8s.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Consequently the House gave a friendly reception to a Bill intended to relieve them of some of their pecuniary burdens.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 158, APRIL 28, 1920VARIOUS
To whatever extent the grants of royal domains were revoked, those burdens would be lightened.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
If you would escape Time's bruises and his heavy burdens which weigh you to the earth, you must be drunken.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
There were plodding lines of people, disciplined, carrying burdens, no bigger than ants at this distance.
VALLEY OF THE CROENLEE TARBELL
Hadria found a certain lack of tender feeling among the happy few who had no such tragic burdens to sustain.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
The object of his present motion was to give relief by diminishing the pressure of the local burdens to which land was subject.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
"I understand that the pastors of peoples bear great burdens," replied Theodore.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
It was two weeks before this siege was lifted, and Corydon was able to take up her burdens once more.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
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