What does irksome mean?

Definitions for irksome
ˈɜrk səmirk·some

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome(adj)

    so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

    "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"

Wiktionary

  1. irksome(Adjective)

    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.

    Etymology: From irkesome, irksum, equivalent to , or from weorcsum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Irksome(adj)

    wearisome; tedious; disagreeable or troublesome by reason of long continuance or repetition; as, irksome hours; irksome tasks

  2. Irksome(adj)

    weary; vexed; uneasy

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of irksome in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of irksome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of irksome in a Sentence

  1. Edward Abbey:

    No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets.

  2. A. E. Houseman:

    Three minutes thought would suffice to find this out but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time.

  3. Edward Abbey:

    No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets.

  4. Ahmed Korayem:

    No vice is more irksome than that of voicing one's virtues

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