Synonyms of burden in English:

burden


See definition of burden

noun

1‘the porters shouldered their burdens’

SYNONYMS

load, cargo, freight, weight

charge, pack, bundle, parcel

2‘he took on a huge financial burden’

SYNONYMS

responsibility, onus, charge, duty, obligation, liability

trouble, care, problem, worry, anxiety, tribulation, affliction, trial, difficulty, misfortune, strain, stress, encumbrance, millstone, cross to bear, albatross

archaic cumber

3‘the burden of his message’

SYNONYMS

gist, substance, drift, implication, intention, thrust, meaning, significance, signification, sense, essence, thesis, import, purport, tenor, message, spirit


verb

1‘he was burdened with a heavy pack’

SYNONYMS

load, weight, charge

weigh down, encumber, hamper, overload, overburden

rare trammel

2‘we should avoid burdening parents with too much guilt’

SYNONYMS

oppress, trouble, cause trouble to, cause suffering to

worry, beset, bother, harass, disturb, upset, depress, get someone down

distress, grieve, haunt, nag, torment, harrow, afflict, strain, stress, tax, overwhelm, perturb, plague, bedevil