Definition of irksome in English:

irksome

Syllabification: irk·some
Pronunciation: /ˈərksəm
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

irksomely

adverb
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  • In a couple of pieces of miscasting, Aaron Alexander plays Tybalt in such an irksomely casual manner as to make the character wholly unremarkable.
  • It's little surprise she's sold 25m records worldwide: her songwriting is consistently brilliant and her voice almost irksomely angelic.
  • But the artists and musicians, poets and students and philosophers of the old town proved irksomely irrepressible.

irksomeness

noun
More example sentences
  • Anyone who has ever served on a workplace health & safety committee knows that there are other ways to measure the worth of a rule than by its irksomeness to an employer.
  • I wish every permissible measure to be taken that can relieve your internment of its irksomeness.
  • In this intervention, the computer or therapist asks the client to brainstorm a list of problems, and then rank them in terms of intractability and irksomeness.

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