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Definition of "irksome" []

  • Causing annoyance, weariness, or vexation; tedious: irksome restrictions. See Synonyms at boring. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "irksome" in a sentence
  • "Avey and Wojcicki played up the recreational aspects of 23andMe testing—broccoli taste, fast twitch muscles, and earwax consistency—because they appealed to so many people, but they found the tag irksome."
  • "When Kelsch sees "irksome" open-door retailers, she goes inside and tells owners and consumers about the wasted energy."
  • "One tic of blogs, the MSM and commenters I find kind of irksome is the habit of thinking that "public statements" = "action" and "action" = "public statements.""