irksome irksome  /ˈɜrk səm/


  • (adj) so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness


  1. For the ACLU, though, it's the chance to change that irksome perception, to show that the organization is as much a defender of religious speech as it is of the political kind.
  2. But in accepting this more irksome instance of free speech, Jasper can take strength from its numbers.
  3. None of that, though, changes one irksome fact that has limited Wu's business.



  1. "This is more irksome for me than it is for anyone else out there - I can assure you," Mr Sartor told ABC Radio. "It gets in the way of me doing my job properly and, quite frankly, I'm a little bit fed up with it."
    on Feb 27, 2008 By: Frank Sartor Source: Camden Advertiser

  2. "It is pretty irksome," Rosicky said on his official website. "There is nothing I can do but wait and hope that the injury goes away."
    on Mar 17, 2008 By: Tomas Rosicky Source: SkySports

  3. "I would say in the last year or two that the disagreements became more frequent and a little bit more irksome," Wefald said. "You know what I'm saying? A little more irksome. I'm saying, 'I think this is what's best for K-State,' and I think...
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Jon Wefald Source: Topeka Capital Journal

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