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irksome

[ urk-suhm ]
/ ˈɜrk səm /
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adjective

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

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Origin of irksome

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

OTHER WORDS FROM irksome

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

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British Dictionary definitions for irksome

irksome
/ (ˈɜːksəm) /

adjective

causing vexation, annoyance, or boredom; troublesome or tedious

Derived forms of irksome

irksomely, adverbirksomeness, noun
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