What does the word Irksome mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by John Lothrop Motley
  3. That will not be irksome, because it will be frank. – Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle by H. N. Brailsford