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irksome

[urk-suh m] /ˈɜrk səm/
adjective
1.
annoying; irritating; exasperating; tiresome:
irksome restrictions.
2.
Obsolete. causing weariness or disgust.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see irk, -some1
Related forms
irksomely, adverb
irksomeness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for irksomeness

irksome

/ˈɜːksəm/
adjective
1.
causing vexation, annoyance, or boredom; troublesome or tedious
Derived Forms
irksomely, adverb
irksomeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for irksomeness

irksome

adj.

"bothersome, burdensome," early 15c., from irk + -some (1). Related: Irksomely; irksomeness.

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