from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Causing annoyance, weariness, or vexation; tedious: irksome restrictions. See Synonyms at boring.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Disagreeable or troublesome by reason of long continuance or repetition; bothersome; annoying; irritating; wearisome; tedious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Wearisome; tedious; disagreeable or troublesome by reason of long continuance or repetition
- adj. Weary; vexed; uneasy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wearisome; tedious; burdensome; vexatious; causing annoyance or discomfort, especially by long continuance or frequent repetition.
- Weary; uneasy.
- Synonyms Wearisome, Tedious, etc. See wearisome.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
From Middle English irkesome, irksum, equivalent to irk + -some, or from Old English weorcsum ("painful, hurtful"). (Wiktionary)