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 ?
The majority of the younger men envied him for just what was the most irksome factor in his love--the exalted position of Karenin, and the consequent publicity of their connection in society.
Company was irksome to me; when alone, I could fill my mind with the sights of heaven and earth; the voice of Henry soothed me, and I could thus cheat myself into a transitory peace.
If, seized by an intolerable boredom, he had determined to be a painter merely to break with irksome ties, it would have been comprehensible, and commonplace; but commonplace is precisely what I felt he was not.
It seemed to Daniel irksome and improper to be in a room at all, but to have anything to do with a young lady seemed to him impossible.
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.
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.
But the days of quiet which came on grew irksome to Robin's adventurous spirit.
Collins, to be sure, was neither sensible nor agreeable; his society was irksome, and his attachment to her must be imaginary.
He thought all these excursions a sheer loss of time, and was resolved to land at once, build a shelter for the reception of that part of his cargo destined for the use of the settlement, and, having cleared his ship of it and of his irksome shipmates, to depart upon the prosecution of his coasting voyage, according to orders.
Anyone who has ever been condemned to that sort of idleness knows how irksome it is, and can understand the state of mind which caused Mac to say to Rose in a desperate tone one day
Though I found no pleasure in it, it would be less irksome than idleness - at all events it would be more profitable.