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Burden

Antonyms for burden:

relieve, comfort, unburden.

Synonyms for burden:

Sense 1

bedevil, pitfall, conundrum, disease, hassle, necessity, package, stinker, ogre, count against, Pandora's Box, jigsaw, brew up, bugger about, imperil, hot potato, pig, stymie, embarrass, struggle, capacity, overlay, vicious circle, convulse, growing pains, disruption, toughie, monster, terror, bring up against, beset, duty, piece of work, exigency, puzzler, scourge, outweigh, task, poisoned chalice, conspire, shortcoming, body blow, endanger, cumber, web, obstacle course, vicissitudes, impedimenta, mare, lighten, pressure, nuisance, kink.

Sense 2

knock back, liability, malady, disturbance, aggravation, job, pitchfork, inconvenience, chorus, weigh, baggage, tax, miasma, responsibility, problem, strain, performance, stress, dead weight, catch out, tenor, downfall, odds, running sore, spite, must, blow up, threaten, pitch into, impost.

Sense 3

hold back, mess with, defeat, imperative, condemn, ill, care, let down, push, throttle, tendency, commitment, millstone, sorrow, lade, reduce to, headache, meaning.

Sense 4

haunt, intent, expose, dog, pose, plague, purport, destroy, put to.

Sense 5

amount.

Sense 6

betray, haul, business, need.

Sense 8

squeeze.

Sense 9

cross.

Sense 10

develop, corner.

Sense 13

throw, place.

Sense 14

put out.

Sense 17

carry.

annoyance

irritant.

depress

weigh down.

kit

pack.

load

tonnage.

necessity

obligation.

oppress

overload.

oversupply

overstock.

overwork

pour it on.

problem

nut.

push down

weigh down.

task

chore.

weigh down

Overweigh, overload, get down.

Other synonyms and related words:

incubus, charge, onus, dead weight, weigh down, lade, weight down, cumber, task, cross, refrain, tenor, cargo, strain, incumbrance, saddle, responsibility, pressure, weight, burthen, overload, chorus, tax, oppress, duty, capacity.

Sense 1 (noun)

package.

Sense 2 (noun)

inconvenience, millstone, duty, disturbance, problem, nuisance, responsibility, baggage, strain.

Sense 3 (noun)

task, necessity, chore, struggle, mare, impost, haul.

Sense 4 (noun)

plague, embarrass, hold back, cross, let down, count against, bring up against, throttle.

Sense 5 (noun)

dead weight, impedimenta, headache, tax.

Sense 6 (noun)

commitment, imperative, must, need, obligation.

Sense 7 (noun)

lade, cumber.

adversity (noun)

misfortune, hard times, torment, adversity, curse, peril, hardship, agony, bane, dolor, destitution, mishap, trouble, distress, catastrophe, grief, blight, rainy day, poverty, hard luck, misery, affliction, misadventure, bad luck, woe, casualty, contretemps, difficulty, calamity, tribulation, poorness, ordeal, infliction, tragedy, disaster, trial.

burden (noun)

burthen, core, loading, weight down, encumbrance, load, essence, onus, charge, saddle, weight, incumbrance, effect, gist.

cognition (noun)

encumbrance, load, incumbrance, onus.

contents (noun)

load, contents, freight, cargo, lading, stowage, shipment, payload.

duty (noun)

millstone.

hindrance (noun)

entanglement, deterrent, restraint, impedance, resistance, hindrance, impasse, bafflement, blockage, frustration, complication, disadvantage, hurdle, restriction, inhibition, obstruction, stoppage, impediment, opposition, barrier, interruption, obstacle, entrapment, congestion, constraint, constipation, blockade, damper.

mental weight; stress (noun)

hindrance, responsibility, sorrow, difficulty, misfortune, encumbrance, mishap, charge, trouble, punishment, affliction, tax, clog, care, millstone, load, blame, duty, onus, hardship, trial, task, obstruction, strain.

obligation (noun)

obligation.

penalty (noun)

correction, premium, abatement, deduction, forfeiture, encumbrance, penalty, retribution, punishment, chastisement, judgment.

punishment (noun)

imprisonment, confinement, verdict, payment, price, castigation, execution, revenge, reprisal, incarceration, crucifixion, persecution.

communication (verb)

saddle, charge.

contact (verb)

weight down, weight, burthen.

encumber, strain (verb)

hamper, depress, overload, try, oppress, afflict, cumber, hinder, weigh down, impede, encumber, handicap, lade.

penalize (verb)

discount, correct, fine, encumber, abate, judge, deduct, penalize, punish, drawback, forfeit, handicap, discipline, Retribute, chastise.

punish (verb)

avenge, reprise, pillory, Keelhaul, execute, incarcerate, crucify, agonize, lambaste, torture, confine, imprison, castigate, chasten, persecute, try, anguish, afflict, sentence.

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