Definition of irksome
: tending to irk : tedious an irksome task
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
Naturally, the kids hate each other, and naturally this defensive loathing rapidly gives way to something even more irksome for the grown-ups.
Unquestionably there is in them an inherent tendency to revert to savagery and to cast aside the shackles of civilization which are irksome to their physical nature.
While Xi didn’t address China’s irksome ally, his remarks referred to geopolitical difficulties along the Belt and Road route.
There’s a young snub-nosed monkey that, at least in the irksome narrative imposed here, is feeling neglected because of the arrival of a baby sister.
And yes, ceding bragging rights to them was a bit irksome.
But recently, a closer look at the irksome barbs proved fortunate for arachnologists from universities in Uruguay and Colombia.
These newest players were as irksome as the others, and plainly naïve.
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First Known Use of irksome
IRKSOME Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of irksome for English Language Learners
: annoying or irritating
IRKSOME Defined for Kids
Definition of irksome for Students
: causing annoyance an irksome habit
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