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synonyms for onus

  • blame
  • blot
  • blur
  • brand
  • charge
  • culpability
  • duty
  • encumbrance
  • fault
  • guilt
  • incubus
  • liability
  • load
  • millstone
  • obligation
  • odium
  • oppression
  • responsibility
  • slur
  • spot
  • stain
  • stigma
  • task
  • tax
  • weight
  • bar sinister
  • black eye
  • deadweight
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antonyms for onus

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  • advantage
  • benefit
  • blank
  • blessing
  • exculpation
  • exoneration
  • irresponsibility
  • praise
  • aid
  • help
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How to use onus in a sentence

Now the onus could shift to Americans to claim the money on their tax refund — further delaying relief to struggling, lower-income Americans.
MILLIONS WON'T GET STIMULUS MONEY BEFORE THE IRS CUT-OFF DATECOURTENAY BROWNJANUARY 15, 2021AXIOS
The economic downturn is a real challenge, and puts the onus on us as a business to make sure we are as accessible to people as possible.
THE ONLINE GROCERY STARTUP BETTING BIG ON THE PANDEMIC SHIFT IN GROCERY SHOPPINGRACHEL KINGJANUARY 3, 2021FORTUNE
While Felsen and other experts placed the majority of the onus for workplace safety on the employer, a top TOSHA official noted that the workers bore some responsibility too.
A TEMP WORKER DIED ON THE JOB AFTER FEDEX DIDN’T FIX A KNOWN HAZARD. THE FINE: $7,000.BY WENDI C. THOMAS, MLK50: JUSTICE THROUGH JOURNALISMDECEMBER 23, 2020PROPUBLICA
The lease-to-own arrangement put the onus on the city to handle repair costs that have skyrocketed while traditional leases leave those costs and responsibilities to landlords.
REAL ESTATE DEBACLES LOOMED LARGE ON FAULCONER’S WATCHLISA HALVERSTADTDECEMBER 10, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
So the onus still falls on parents to decide how much information is right for their children.
SHOULD I BE GIVING MY LITTLE GIRL A BIGGER DOSE OF REALITY ABOUT THE PANDEMIC?SCOTT NEUMYEROCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
There is an onus on women to lean in in a culture, frequently, that doesn’t welcome that leaning in at all.
WOMEN IN SEARCH: WHY ALLIES AND NETWORKING ARE CRITICALGINNY MARVINSEPTEMBER 22, 2020SEARCH ENGINE LAND
The onus falls on workers to stay home if they notice symptoms, get tested, report back on results and recall whom they were in contact with.
POORLY PROTECTED POSTAL WORKERS ARE CATCHING COVID-19 BY THE THOUSANDS. IT’S ONE MORE THREAT TO VOTING BY MAIL.BY MARYAM JAMEEL AND RYAN MCCARTHYSEPTEMBER 18, 2020PROPUBLICA
On him, and on him alone, falls the crushing onus of responsibility: to be a Corps Commander is child's play in that comparison.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Nor is it enough that science can urge nothing in disproof—the onus probandi lies with those who affirm.
BRITISH QUARTERLY REVIEW, AMERICAN EDITION, VOLUME LIVVARIOUS
If the record were received generally by any nation, the onus probandi would in that case lie with those who impugned it.
THOUGHTS ON A REVELATIONSAMUEL JOHN JERRAM
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ONUS

  • accountability
  • answerability
  • burden
  • culpability
  • fault
  • guilt
  • incrimination
  • liability
  • onus
  • rap
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.