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1. burden

noun. ['ˈbɝːdən'] an onerous or difficult concern.

Synonyms

  • load
  • concern
  • onus
  • incumbrance
  • dead weight
  • pill
  • imposition
  • worry
  • headache
  • fardel
  • encumbrance

Antonyms

  • heaviness
  • heavy
  • unimportance
  • unloading

Etymology

  • byrþen (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Burden

  • chadderdon
  • yerdon
  • worden
  • werden
  • virden
  • verdun
  • verdon
  • purdon
  • murden
  • jerden
  • durden
  • derden
  • burdon
  • birden
  • berdan

How do you pronounce burden?

Pronounce burden as ˈbərdən.

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Sentences with burden


1. Noun, singular or mass
Summon a beast of burden if you need to bring more supplies with you to fight monsters.

Quotes about burden


1. Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
- Samuel Smiles

2. I have decided to stick to love...Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

3. With success came an ever-growing burden of responsibility. I lived with a near-constant low-level anxiety that I would make a mistake that would not only threaten my career, but also my brothers' - not to mention the livelihoods of many people who work with us or for us.
- Donny Osmond

2. burden

noun. ['ˈbɝːdən'] weight to be borne or conveyed.

Synonyms

  • millstone
  • weight
  • overburden
  • dead load
  • live load
  • overload
  • loading
  • burthen
  • superload

Antonyms

  • unconcern
  • reassure
  • natural object
  • light

Etymology

  • byrþen (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. burden

noun. ['ˈbɝːdən'] the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work.

Synonyms

  • gist
  • import
  • core
  • meaning
  • essence
  • effect
  • signification

Antonyms

  • permit
  • linger
  • absolve
  • calm

Etymology

  • byrþen (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. burden

noun. ['ˈbɝːdən'] the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse.

Synonyms

  • idea

Antonyms

  • unsaddle
  • obviate

Etymology

  • byrþen (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. burden

verb. ['ˈbɝːdən'] impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to.

Synonyms

  • flood out
  • adjure
  • saddle
  • require
  • charge
  • deluge
  • overburden
  • command
  • overwhelm

Antonyms

  • negative charge
  • positive charge
  • disclaim
  • credit

Etymology

  • byrþen (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. burden

verb. ['ˈbɝːdən'] weight down with a load.

Synonyms

  • saddle
  • weight
  • charge
  • overburden
  • plumb
  • burthen

Antonyms

  • unburden
  • arise
  • pay cash
  • inaccessibility

Etymology

  • byrþen (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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