irksome

  • 1 Irksome — Irk some, a. 1. Wearisome; tedious; disagreeable or troublesome by reason of long continuance or repetition; as, irksome hours; irksome tasks. [1913 Webster] For not to irksome toil, but to delight, He made us. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Weary;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 irksome — irksome, tiresome, wearisome, tedious, boring mean burdensome because tiring or boring or both. A person or thing is irksome that inspires distaste, reluctance, or impatience because of its demand for effort not made easy by interest {the… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 irksome — I adjective annoying, boresome, boring, bothersome, distressing, gravis, irritating, jejune, molestus, odiosus, tiresome, tiring, troublesome, weariful, wearing, wearisome, wearying II index i …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 irksome — bothersome, burdensome, early 15c., from IRK (Cf. irk) + SOME (Cf. some). Related: Irksomely; irksomeness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 irksome — [adj] annoying aggravating, boring, bothersome, burdensome, irritating, tedious, tiresome, troublesome, troubling, vexing; concept 529 …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 irksome — [ʉrk′səm] adj. [ME irksum: see IRK & SOME1] that tends to irk; tiresome or annoying irksomely adv. irksomeness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 irksome — adj. (formal) irksome to + inf. (it is irksome to listen to his constant complaints) * * * [ ɜːks(ə)m] (formal) irksome to + inf. (it is irksome to listen to his constant complaints) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8 irksome — [[t]ɜ͟ː(r)ksəm[/t]] ADJ GRADED If something is irksome, it irritates or annoys you. [FORMAL] ...the irksome regulations. Syn: infuriating …

    English dictionary

  • 9 irksome — adjective Date: 15th century tending to irk ; tedious < an irksome task > • irksomely adverb • irksomeness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 irksome — irksomely, adv. irksomeness, n. /errk seuhm/, adj. 1. annoying; irritating; exasperating; tiresome: irksome restrictions. 2. Obs. causing weariness or disgust. [1400 50; late ME; see IRK, SOME1] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 irksome — adjective /ˈɚksəm/ Disagreeable or troublesome by reason of long continuance or repetition; bothersome; annoying; irritating; wearisome; tedious. He has this irksome habit of racing up to red lights, so he has to brake heavily. See …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 irksome — irk|some [ˈə:ksəm US ˈə:rk ] adj formal annoying ▪ an irksome journey …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 irksome — adjective formal annoying: an irksome journey …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 irksome — adjective the irksome babbling of the couple upstairs Syn: irritating, annoying, vexing, vexatious, galling, exasperating, disagreeable; tiresome, wearisome, tedious, trying, troublesome, bothersome, nettlesome, obnoxious, awkward, difficult,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 irksome — /ˈɜksəm/ (say erksuhm) adjective causing weariness, disgust, or annoyance: irksome restrictions. {Middle English irkesome, from irk + some1} –irksomely, adverb –irksomeness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 irksome — irk ► VERB ▪ irritate; annoy. DERIVATIVES irksome adjective irksomely adverb. ORIGIN perhaps from Old Norse, to work …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17 irksome — Synonyms and related words: aggravating, annoying, backbreaking, besetting, boresome, boring, bothering, bothersome, burdensome, chafing, crushing, disturbing, drudging, dull, exasperating, exhausting, fagging, fatiguing, galling, grueling,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 irksome — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. troublesome, irritating, tiresome, tedious, wearisome. See difficulty, discontent. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. tiresome, tedious, troublesome; see disturbing . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a.… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 irksome — irk|some [ ɜrksəm ] adjective FORMAL annoying and boring …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 irksome — irk·some || ÉœrksÉ™m / ɜːk adj. annoying, irritating, frustrating; tiresome …

    English contemporary dictionary


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