irksome(redirected from irksomeness)
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Causing annoyance, weariness, or vexation: irksome duties; irksome restrictions. See Synonyms at boring.
causing vexation, annoyance, or boredom; troublesome or tedious
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|Adj.||1.||irksome - 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"
1. Troubling the nerves or peace of mind, as by repeated vexations: