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 (ŏn′ər-əs, ō′nər-)
1. Troublesome or oppressive; burdensome. See Synonyms at burdensome.
2. Law Entailing more liabilities than benefits or imposing significant obligations.

[Middle English, from Old French onereus, from Latin onerōsus, from onus, oner-, burden.]

on′er·ous·ly adv.
on′er·ous·ness n.
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Adv.1.onerously - in an onerous manner
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