millstone


Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for millstone

Synonyms for millstone

a duty or responsibility that is a source of anxiety, worry, or hardship

Synonyms for millstone

(figurative) something that hinders or handicaps

any load that is difficult to carry

Related Words

one of a pair of heavy flat disk-shaped stones that are rotated against one another to grind the grain

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
Millstone paid homage to his 10 departing seniors: Evan Daly, Jake Moertl, Johnny O'Shea, Sean Dell, A.
Most recently serving as chief operating officer, Neuberger began his career at Millstone as vice president of operations of the firm's Olive Branch, Miss.
Soap is on every day and you're in people's front rooms every day so you become notorious, so yes, I agree with you, it could become a millstone or it could be a boon.
Ella Cloake, marketing manager of the club, said: "The Millstone Hare is a fantastic facility which encapsulates all the charm of a traditional country retreat.
As a strategic partner to medical device manufacturers, Millstone Medical Outsourcing offers a wide range of outsourcing options.
The project is likely to be operational in June 2016, and is intended to help enhance service to nearly 34,000 customers in East Windsor, Englishtown, Hightstown, Manalapan, Millstone and Monroe.
He will say: "No young person should have to start their career weighed down by a millstone of debt.
In the Mann-Musgrave Ranges, the regional geology does not provide suitable sandstone slabs for large milling plates, and as a consequence the more rudimentary tjiwa appears to have been substituted for the troughed form of millstone.
His party has left our city with over PS12m in annual PFI rents to pay for the next 15 years - this is the real millstone around our neck on top of his Government's massive cuts.
com)-- A longtime worker at the Millstone Nuclear Power Station is the new head of radiation protection for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Connecticut Coalition Against Millstone announced today.
The approval by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission allows the Millstone 3 unit to use water as warm as 80 degrees Fahrenheit, up from 75 degrees.
The industry showcase will be staged at Millstone Moor Farm, Cockermouth, on Wednesday, June 3, with the permission of Neil and Sally Marston, who are noted for the quality of the Bluefaced Leicesters and North of England Mule sheep they breed.
With nowhere else to put its nuclear waste, the Millstone Power Station overlooking Long Island Sound is sealing it up in massive steel canisters on what used to be a parking lot.
com is about to launch sales at The Millstone, a new eight-story, 14-unit condo in Long Island City's Queens Plaza North.
One of these experts was Erik Millstone, a professor of political science at the University of Sussex.