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synonyms for irksome

  • aggravating
  • bothersome
  • irritating
  • tedious
  • troublesome
  • troubling
  • vexing
  • boring
  • burdensome
  • tiresome
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How to use irksome in a sentence

The idea that planets have to clear their orbits is particularly irksome, he says.
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That irksome window you can’t open because it has a ripped screen.
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However, there’s a difference between constructive complaining and irksome needling.
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As a male human resources leader, I find this statement irksome.
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They had no power of attention even to a story, and the stillness was irksome to such wild colts.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
They are as impertinent as those people who stop you only to bore you; but the former are perhaps less irksome.
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There is a boundary even to human patience; and now, after many days, Max Bray began to find his position very irksome.
BY BIRTH A LADYGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
Their harness is not apparently irksome to them, and is not so heavy as one sees on the Portuguese oxen, for instance.
SPANISH LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYL. HIGGIN AND EUGNE E. STREET
It then grew very irksome to him to bear his irons, and he rarely went out to walk.
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If you have a passion—a mania, I call it—for travelling, if repose is so irksome to you, why don't you travel?
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WORDS RELATED TO IRKSOME

  • arid
  • bomb
  • bromidic
  • bummer
  • characterless
  • cloying
  • colorless
  • commonplace
  • dead
  • drab
  • drag
  • dull
  • flat
  • ho hum
  • humdrum
  • insipid
  • interminable
  • irksome
  • lifeless
  • monotonous
  • moth-eaten
  • mundane
  • nothing
  • nowhere
  • platitudinous
  • plebeian
  • prosaic
  • repetitious
  • routine
  • spiritless
  • stale
  • stereotyped
  • stodgy
  • stuffy
  • stupid
  • tame
  • tedious
  • threadbare
  • tiresome
  • tiring
  • trite
  • unexciting
  • uninteresting
  • unvaried
  • vapid
  • wearisome
  • well-worn
  • zero
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