irksome

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adjective irk·some \ ˈərk-səm \

Definition of irksome

:tending to irk :tedious
  • an irksome task

irksomely

adverb

irksomeness

noun

Examples of irksome in a Sentence

  1. the irksome task of cleaning up

  2. the irksome habit of leaving all the kitchen cabinet doors open

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First Known Use of irksome

15th century


IRKSOME Defined for English Language Learners

irksome

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Definition of irksome for English Language Learners

  • : annoying or irritating


IRKSOME Defined for Kids

irksome

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adjective irk·some \ ˈərk-səm \

Definition of irksome for Students

:causing annoyance
  • an irksome habit


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