Burdensome vs Encumbrance - What's the difference?

burdensome | encumbrance |


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.

burdensome

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • 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.), ยง 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

    encumbrance

    English

    Alternative forms

    * incumbrance

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something that encumbers; a burden that must be carried.
  • *
  • 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
  • (legal) an interest, right, burden, or liability attached to a title of land, such as a lien or mortgage.