irksome

[ urk-suh m ]
/ ˈɜrk səm /

adjective

annoying; irritating; exasperating; tiresome: irksome restrictions.
Obsolete. causing weariness or disgust.

Origin of irksome

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at irk, -some1

Related forms

irk·some·ly, adverbirk·some·ness, noun
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irksome

/ (ˈɜːksəm) /

adjective

causing vexation, annoyance, or boredom; troublesome or tedious

Derived Forms

irksomely, adverbirksomeness, noun
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