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Dictionary entry overview: What does irksome mean?
• IRKSOME (adjective)
The adjective IRKSOME has 1 sense:
1. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
Familiarity information: IRKSOME used as an adjective is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
a boring evening with uninteresting people / the deadening effect of some routine tasks / a dull play / his competent but dull performance / a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention / what an irksome task the writing of long letters is / tedious days on the train / the tiresome chirping of a cricket / other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome
uninteresting (arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement)
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