Part of speech: adjective

Troublesome; tiresome; tedious.

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Usage examples "irksome":

  1. 277. So irksome and borish did I ever find this early rising, spite of the health it promised, that I was constantly in the black book of the dean. - "A Collection of College Words and Customs", Benjamin Homer Hall.
  2. He had never loved the Netherlands, a residence in these constitutional provinces was extremely irksome to him, and he was therefore anxious to return to Spain. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.
  3. That will not be irksome, because it will be frank. - "Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle", H. N. Brailsford.