irksome


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irk·some

 (ûrk′səm)
adj.
Causing annoyance, weariness, or vexation: irksome duties; irksome restrictions. See Synonyms at boring.

irk′some·ly adv.
irk′some·ness n.

irksome

(ˈɜːksəm)
adj
causing vexation, annoyance, or boredom; troublesome or tedious
ˈirksomely adv
ˈirksomeness n

irk•some

(ˈɜrk səm)

adj.
annoying; irritating.
[1400–50]
irk′some•ly, adv.
irk′some•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.irksome - so lacking in interest as to cause mental wearinessirksome - so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"
uninteresting - arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement; "a very uninteresting account of her trip"

irksome

irksome

adjective
1. Troubling the nerves or peace of mind, as by repeated vexations:
Translations

irksome

[ˈɜːksəm] ADJ [child, chore] → fastidioso, pesado

irksome

[ˈɜːrksəm] adjagaçant(e)

irksome

adjlästig

irksome

[ˈɜːksəm] adjnoioso/a, seccante
References in classic literature ?
But she begged so hard, and Sallie had promised to take good care of her, and a little pleasure seemed so delightful after a winter of irksome work that the mother yielded, and the daughter went to take her first taste of fashionable life.
I'll be here," promised Ned; and then he went downtown to attend to some matters con- nected with his new duties, which were much less irksome than those he had had when he had been in the bank.
If we journey with the troops, though we may find their presence irksome, shall we not feel better assurance of our safety?
Half a dozen chairs stood about the room, straight and stiff, and so ingeniously contrived for the discomfort of the human person that they were irksome even to sight, and conveyed the ugliest possible idea of the state of society to which they could have been adapted.
His position is then one of the most singularly irksome, and, in every contingency, disagreeable, that a wretched mortal can possibly occupy; with seldom an alternative of good on either hand, although what presents itself to him as the worst event may very probably be the best.
He was a little frisky; though as yet his body seemed scarce yet recovered from that irksome position it had so lately occupied in the maternal reticule; where, tail to head, and all ready for the final spring, the unborn whale lies bent like a Tartar's bow.
And you had to be always changing hands, and passing your spear over to the other foot, it got so irksome for one hand to hold it long at a time.
Tom's distress of mind wore off gradually and the toothache grew irksome and was discarded.
I wish you could have heard her honouring your forbearance, in being able to pay her such attentions, as she was for ever receiving from yourself and your father, when her society must be so irksome.
She was confined for some days to the house; but never had any confinement been less irksome.
It must have been most irksome to find herself bound by a hard-wrung pledge to stand in the stead of a parent to a strange child she could not love, and to see an uncongenial alien permanently intruded on her own family group.
It was too irksome to lie there, harassing my brain with a hundred idle misgivings.