V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: somewhat annoying usually because of tedium

Synonyms: annoying, boring, monotonous, insipid, bothersome, irritating, tiresome, tedious

Antonyms: interesting, exciting, fascinating

Tips: Think of the related verb irk, which means "to irritate." Anything irksome is irritating, usually because it is boring and tedious. Tasks like cleaning up after one's children may be considered irksome.

Usage Examples:

Her irksome humming drove her husband crazy. (irritating, monotonous)

The supervisor constantly asked the same questions, irking his coworkers. (annoying) verb

Although it is an irksome job, stuffing envelopes is necessary for a successful political campaign. (boring, tedious)

Having to edit other people's work and correct their mistakes can become rather irksome. (annoying, tedious)

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