- annoying; irritating; exasperating; tiresome: irksome restrictions.
- Obsolete. causing weariness or disgust.
Origin of irksome
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Examples from the Web for irksome
For most New Yorkers, there are few things as irksome as strangers accosting you on the street.How ‘Billy on the Street’ Host Billy Eichner Hit the Mainstream
February 12, 2013
I have every reason to think that her acting had all along been irksome to her.
There will be no necessity of your continuing there if it should ever be irksome to you.Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
But to keep his chin raised off the ground was irksome, and not much use either.A Set of Six
But above all else, the loneliness of it was irksome since her return.The Bondwoman
Marah Ellis Ryan
If the engagement has ever been irksome to him it is now at an end, and he is in no wise responsible.A War-Time Wooing
- causing vexation, annoyance, or boredom; troublesome or tedious
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Word Origin and History for irksome
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