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irksome (adj) annoying or irritating.

When you find a situation irksome, you find it irritating or annoying. It makes you feel uncomfortable, and even angry. If you find your work irksome, you don't like it; it irritates you. Too many restrictions are irksome, that is, they cause you irritation. They make you angry.

  • The new recruit found the conditions at the work place irksome. Used to the leisurely life at home he found the restrictions rather annoying and irritating.
  • He found the comments of his colleagues on his slowness at work very irksome. He felt irritated at their unwanted comments and felt like telling them to shut up.
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