burden/load

lapot

Senior Member
Hello. I've got a question about the differences between 'burden' and 'load'. I've been searching in many dictionaries and this is my conclusion:

'Burden' and 'load' have the same meaning when is a feeling of responsibility or worry that is difficult to deal with. Source
Example: "I'm not able to bear the load/burden of bringing up her family alone."

But, I think 'burden' and 'load' are not synonyms when burden refers to 'nuisance'.
Example: "The granparents are a burden/load to his family" or "They're a burden/load to the advancement of the science."
(I say this because I didn't find in google any sentence like this with the word 'load' and a lot of sentences with 'burden')

What do you think about it? Thanks in advance! :)
 
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