1) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ with/by n If you are burdened with something, it causes you a lot of worry or hard work.

Nicaragua was burdened with a foreign debt of $11 billion...

They may be burdened by guilt and regret.

2) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ with/by n (emphasis) If you describe someone as burdened with a heavy load, you are emphasizing that it is very heavy and that they are holding it or carrying it with difficulty.

...a stocky man who did everything at the run, even when burdened with heavy camera gear...

Anna and Rosemary arrived burdened by bags and food baskets.

weighed down

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • burdened — ur dened adj. bearing a heavy load; as, a hiker burdened with a heavy backpack. Syn: heavy laden, laden, weighed down. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burdened — burdened; un·burdened; …   English syllables

  • burdened — index disadvantaged, disconsolate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • burdened — [bʉrd′ nd] adj. Naut. designating the vessel responsible for taking action to avoid colliding with another vessel: see PRIVILEGED (sense 4) …   English World dictionary

  • Burdened — Burden Bur den, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Burdened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Burdening}.] 1. To encumber with weight (literal or figurative); to lay a heavy load upon; to load. [1913 Webster] I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened. 2 Cor. viii.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burdened — adjective 1. bearing a heavy burden of work or difficulties or responsibilities (Freq. 1) she always felt burdened by the load of paper work • Ant: ↑unburdened • Similar to: ↑bowed down, ↑loaded down, ↑overbu …   Useful english dictionary

  • burdened — /berr dnd/, adj. Navig. (of a vessel) required to yield to a vessel having the right of way. Cf. privileged (def. 5). [BURDEN1 + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • burdened — Synonyms and related words: bearing, bolstering, bracing, buttressing, carrying, charged, cumbered, encumbered, fraught, freighted, full charged, full fraught, hampered, heavy laden, holding, laden, loaded, maintaining, oppressed, overburdened,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • burdened — bur·den || bɜːdn n. load; weight; capacity, volume v. load; weigh down …   English contemporary dictionary

  • burdened vessel — Of two vessels approaching each other the burdened vessel is the one which is required by the rules of navigation to keep out of the way of the other vessel. The Knoxville City (CA 9 Cal) 112 F2d 223 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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