Examples of irksome in a Sentence
the irksome task of cleaning up
the irksome habit of leaving all the kitchen cabinet doors open
Recent Examples of irksome from the Web
In fall of 2017, the Food and Drug Administration, better known as the FDA, set out to look for irksome bacteria in these three fresh herbs and packaged guacamole.
Stella is far from alone in this, but the premature bill delivery near the meal’s end is a little irksome, especially when the bill and dessert show up at the same time.
Expectations are probably my most irksome thing to work on in a relationship.
My other complaints are smaller but no less irksome or disappointing to report.
What’s irksome is the gravity often given to it by those covering the games.
Judge Jackson appeared to find the request a bit irksome.
Given that such thefts are typically discovered exactly when the bike is needed, the crime is an urgently irksome one—and one which plays a significant part in stopping people from cycling, or giving the pastime up.
The rules also meant that some restaurants taxed free refills, which diners found particularly irksome.
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First Known Use of irksome
abrasive, aggravating, annoying, bothersome, chafing, disturbing, exasperating, frustrating, galling, irritating, maddening, nettlesome, nettling, peeving, pesky, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, pesty, rankling, riling, vexatious, vexing;
IRKSOME Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of irksome for English Language Learners
: annoying or irritating
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