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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.
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irksome

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

(ˈɜrk səm)

adj.
annoying; irritating.
[1400–50]
irk′some•ly, adv.
irk′some•ness, n.
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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"
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irksome

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irksome

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

irksome

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

[ˈɜːrksəm] adjagaçant(e)
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irksome

adjlästig
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irksome

[ˈɜːksəm] adjnoioso/a, seccante
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References in classic literature ?
While they were on the way back, Mr Swiveller, upon whom his present functions sat very irksomely, took an opportunity of whispering in his ear that if he would confess his guilt, even by so much as a nod, and promise not to do so any more, he would connive at his kicking Sampson Brass on the shins and escaping up a court; but Kit indignantly rejecting this proposal, Mr Richard had nothing for it, but to hold him tight until they reached Bevis Marks, and ushered him into the presence of the charming Sarah, who immediately took the precaution of locking the door.
Ditto the bag drops in airports, ditto a wellknown chain of chemists, ditto petrol stations and, most irksomely, a famous high-street stationers, where locating staff is like finding a particularly rare first edition, complete with dusty jacket and slightly bent spine.
Ditto the bag drops in airports, ditto a well-known chain of chemists, ditto petrol stations and, most irksomely, a famous high street stationers, where locating staff is like finding a particularly rare first edition, complete with dusty jacket and slightly bent spine.
(They compete in four areas: American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Standard, International Latin.) Some of this is impressive: Ballroom can be irksomely sexist, and it was good to see two couples where the women plainly took the lead at times.
Among the most invasive is Jessica (Ophelia Lovibond), an irksomely chipper young businesswoman Nancy encounters on a train, and an ardent advocate for a dating-oriented self-help bestseller.
But, more irksomely, because a surging sea of the citizenry in this land still lives in servitude and bondage even in these contemporary times of tremendous human emancipation and liberty.
Brendan Fraser fails to act his age in an irksomely quirky comedy.
And his nudes are often irksomely positioned--their legs are often crossed or bent.