burdened


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bur·den

 (bûr′dn)
n.
1. Something that is carried.
2.
a. Something that is emotionally difficult to bear.
b. A source of great worry or stress; weight: The burden of economic sacrifice rests on the workers of the plant.
3. A responsibility or duty: The burden of organizing the campaign fell to me.
4. A principal or recurring idea; a theme: "The burden of what he said was to defend enthusiastically the conservative aristocracy" (J.A. Froude).
5. Music
a. A drone, as of a bagpipe or pedal point.
b. Archaic The chorus or refrain of a composition.
c. Archaic The bass accompaniment to a song.
6. Nautical
a. The amount of cargo that a vessel can carry.
b. The weight of the cargo carried by a vessel at one time.
7. The amount of a disease-causing entity present in an organism.
tr.v. bur·dened, bur·den·ing, bur·dens
1. To cause difficulty or distress to; distress or oppress.
2. To load or overload.

[Middle English, from Old English byrthen; see bher- in Indo-European roots. Noun, senses 4 and 5, influenced by bourdon.]
Synonyms: burden, affliction, albatross, cross, millstone, trial, tribulation
These nouns denote something onerous or troublesome: the burden of a guilty conscience; considered the television an affliction that destroyed the spirit of community; a poorly built home that became his albatross; an unhappy marriage that became a cross to bear; a routine duty that turned into a millstone; a troublemaker who is a trial to the teacher; suffered many tribulations in rising from poverty. See Also Synonyms at substance.

burdened

(ˈbɜːdənd)
adj
1. literary oppressed: burdened by guilt and regret.
2. physically encumbered: burdened with heavy camera gear.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.burdened - bearing a heavy burden of work or difficulties or responsibilities; "she always felt burdened by the load of paper work"
unburdened - not burdened with difficulties or responsibilities; "unburdened by an overarching theory"- Alex Inkeles
2.burdened - bearing a physically heavy weight or load; "tree limbs burdened with ice"; "a heavy-laden cart"; "loaded down with packages"
encumbered - loaded to excess or impeded by a heavy load; "a summer resort...encumbered with great clapboard-and-stucco hotels"- A.J.Liebling; "a hiker encumbered with a heavy backpack"; "an encumbered estate"

burdened

adjective laden, weighed down, loaded, freighted, charged They arrived burdened by bags and food baskets.
Translations

burdened

[ˈbɜːrdənd] adj
burdened with [+ debt, guilt] → accablé(e) de
burdened with sth (= loaded with) → chargé(e) de qch
References in classic literature ?
At least I am, and nearly twenty years had elapsed, and here was I burdened under a load of affection, like a sack of returned love-letters, with no lap into which to dump them.
Researchers report that the mother of ASD children seems more vulnerable to psychological problems compared to mothers of ID children and they are found to be hospitalised for a longer period of time for the treatment of psychiatric disorders.13 According to a study, they are so burdened that they are 40-200% more likely to die.14 Further, there is little or no focus on the health of mothers of ASD children and their suicidal ideation in literature.
Islamabad -- Prime Minister Imran Khan stated that those who are criticizing the current government are the ones who burdened the country's economy with their ill economic planning and corruption.