Burdensome vs Encumbrance - What's the difference?
As an adjective burdensome
is of or like a burden; arduous or demanding.
As a noun encumbrance is
something that encumbers; a burden that must be carried.
Of or like a burden; arduous or demanding
* 1748 , , 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.
* (of or like a burden) arduous, demanding, exacting, onerous, taxing
Something that encumbers; a burden that must be carried.
(legal) an interest, right, burden, or liability attached to a title of land, such as a lien or mortgage.
- Some consideration was necessary to decide whether or not to leave his rifle there. On the return, carrying the girl and a pack, it would be added encumbrance