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1. Weighing much or hard to carry; heavy.
2. Causing hardship or distress.

bur′den·some·ly adv.
bur′den·some·ness n.
Synonyms: burdensome, onerous, oppressive, weighty
These adjectives apply to what causes one to feel weighed down, as with duties, difficulties, or hardships: the burdensome task of preparing a tax return; the onerous chores involved in maintaining a large house; oppressive policies that restricted citizens' freedom; the weighty concerns that troubled the jurors.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burdensomeness - unwelcome burdensome difficulty
difficultness, difficulty - the quality of being difficult; "they agreed about the difficulty of the climb"
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According to the IPT of suicide, people with suicide ideation suffer from perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness.
The other two factors are perceived burdensomeness and an acquired capacity to engage in life- threatening behaviour, as exhibited in episodes of NSSI.
Joiner (2005) regards perceived burdensomeness as a belief that one is so incapable that he or she is a burden or liability to other people.
The first is "perceived burdensomeness," or a sense that one is a burden on others.
369) Because the Brady hand gun statute allowed Congress to evade public accountability for its effects, Congress could take credit for "'solving' problems" related to handguns without raising federal taxes, while at the same time putting states "in the position of taking the blame for its burdensomeness and for its defects.
If the burdensomeness of the remedy is the problem, however, class certification is not the appropriate point at which to address it.
reported that acquired capability for suicide, as measured by NSSI, did not predict suicidal risk when there was a low perception of burden on others, but when perceived burdensomeness was high, NSSI did positively predict suicidal risk.
The following steps describe how a party can meet the burdensomeness test, under the federal rule, and shift the cost of production.
I have profoundly alienated myself from anything or anyone who might help me in fear that my burdensomeness will damage them.
Third, this body of federal law lacks directions on how courts do--and ought to--measure effective vindication, adequacy, accessibility, and burdensomeness.
This type of mindset increases the bureaucratization of science and increases the burdensomeness of "paperwork" (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2002)--whether actual paper or its electronic equivalent, to a maximum extreme.
Researchers discovered that those who use self-defeating humour are at more of a risk for suicidal thinking when experiencing common stresses, such as feelings of 'thwarted belongingness' or 'perceived burdensomeness.