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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English irkesome, irksum, equivalent to irk +‎ -some, or perhaps continuing (in altered form) Old English weorcsum (painful, hurtful).

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  • enPR: ûrk'səm, IPA(key): /ˈɚksəm/
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irksome (comparative more irksome, superlative most irksome)

  1. Marked by irritation or annoyance; disagreeable; troublesome by reason of long continuance or repetition
    Synonyms: bothersome, annoying, irritating, wearisome, tedious
    He has this irksome habit of racing up to red lights, so he has to brake heavily.

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