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Synonyms for burden

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for burden

something carried physically

something hard to bear physically or emotionally

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

an act or course of action that is demanded of one, as by position, custom, law, or religion

to place a burden or heavy load on

the thread or current of thought uniting or occurring in all the elements of a text or discourse

the general sense or significance, as of an action or statement

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Synonyms for burden

the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse

Related Words

weight down with a load

impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

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Audrey Lyndon, R.N., Ph.D., from the University of California in San Francisco, and colleagues describe the prevalence and correlates of the dual burden of SMM and preterm birth in a retrospective cohort study involving all California live births in 2007 to 2012 with gestations of 20 to 44 weeks.
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Prime Minister said new government faced the immediate burden of paying the installments of debt.
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The yoke is an instrument that allows a beast of burden to pull a carriage of load or a plow a field.
Synopsis: Compiled and edited by Detroit newspaper columnist Rochelle Riley, "Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery", is a powerful collection of twenty-four succinct essays that collectively create a chorus of evidence that the lingering burden yesteryear slavery on today's African-American population is quite real.
Illinois tops the list with a total liability burden equal to 28% of personal income, followed by Connecticut, Kentucky, New Jersey, Alaska and Massachusetts.
Cost burden increased in metros where increases in rental prices outpaced income growth, including in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and New York.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Nov 14 (ANI-NewsVoir): The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India generated the first state-level disease burden and risk factors estimates to improve health programmes and planning for every state in India.
[3] Unfortunately, caregivers throughout their experience are facing difficulties, suffering and are subjected to "caregiver burden" which is defined as a "state resulting from providing the necessary care to an impaired older adult, but that threatens either the physical or psychological well-being of the caregiver."[4, 5]
According to Global Status Report on Alcohol, Alcohol Use Disorders (AUDs) account for 1.4 per cent of the global disease burden [2].
Ever since the 1960s, "caregiver burden" has been postulated to refer to negative experiences of caregivers, both subjective and objective, and study of caregiver burden has thus become an important arena of modern care research.
Burden of care in schizophrenia correlates with patients' illness variables (Dyck et al., 1999; Salleh, 1994; Pai & Kapur, 1982; Raj et al., 1991; Chakraborty et al., 1995), availability of caregivers resources as well as coping skills (Biegel et al., 1994; Magliano et al., 2000; Dyck et al., 1999).