Irksome meaning

ûrksəm
The definition of irksome is tiresome or annoying.

An example of something irksome is a constant feeling of pinching shoes.

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Causing annoyance, weariness, or vexation.

Irksome duties; irksome restrictions.

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That tends to irk; tiresome or annoying.
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He has this irksome habit of racing up to red lights, so he has to brake heavily.

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Origin of irksome

  • From Middle English irkesome, irksum, equivalent to irk +‎ -some, or from Old English weorcsum (“painful, hurtful”).

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