burdensome vs taxing what difference

what is difference between burdensome and taxing

English

Etymology

burden +‎ -some

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbəː.dən.səm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbɝ.dən.səm/

Adjective

burdensome (comparative more burdensome, superlative most burdensome)

  1. Characteristic of a burden; arduous or demanding
    • 1748, David Hume, Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of morals, London: Oxford University Press (1973 ed.), § 6:
      . . . reap a pleasure from what, to the generality of mankind, may seem burdensome and laborious.

Synonyms

  • (of or like a burden): arduous, demanding, exacting, onerous, taxing

Related terms

  • burden

Derived terms

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English

Verb

taxing

  1. present participle of tax

Adjective

taxing (comparative more taxing, superlative most taxing)

  1. With respect to an experience: exhausting; draining.
  2. Burdensome, difficult.

Translations

Noun

taxing (countable and uncountable, plural taxings)

  1. The act of imposing a tax.
    • January 1834, Horace Binney, Speech on the Question of the Removal of the Deposites
      Subscriptions, borrowings of money, taxings of the citizens and their property, may all be valid, as operations by virtue of laws for the government of the City []

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