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[ˈɜːksʌm], [ˈɜːksʌm], [ˈɜː_k_s_ʌ_m]

Synonyms for Irksome:

aggravating (adjective)

aggravating, annoying, antagonizing, bedeviling, bothersome, disturbing, enraging, exacerbating, exasperating, grating, harassing, inflaming, infuriating, irritating, perturbing, pestering, rankling, teasing, tormenting, troublesome, upsetting, vexing.

painful (adjective)

aching, acute, agonizing, anguishing, arduous, besetting, biting, bitter, burdensome, chafing, cramping, cruel, crushing, cutting, disagreeable, distressful, excruciating, gnawing, grievous, grueling, harrowing, horrendous, hurtful, insufferable, miserable, odious, offensive, oppressive, painful, piercing, severe, smarting, sore, stabbing, stinging, throbbing, torturing, trying, unbearable, uncomfortable, unpleasant, withering, woeful, wrenching.

Other synonyms and related words:

Carking, Grey, Nettling, Operose, Scampish, abhorrent, abominable, abrasive, afflictive, aggravator, angering, annoyance, arid, awkward, backbreaking, baffling, bald, boresome, boring, botheration, bothering, chafe, challenging, cumbersome, dark, deadening, demanding, dense, devilish, devoid of interest, difficult, dim, disadvantageous, discordant, disgusting, dispiriting, displeasing, disquieting, disrupting, dissonant, distasteful, distressing, disturbance, drab, draining, drear, dreary, drudging, dry, dull, dumb, embarrassing, excite, exhausting, fagging, fatiguing, flat, formidable, frustrating, fuss, galling, gray, gruelling, harassment, hard, harsh, hassle, heartbreaking, heavy, hefty, highly diluted, ho-hum, horrid, hostile, humdrum, humiliating, ill timed, impish, importunate, importune, inappropriate, incensing, inconvenience, inconvenient, inexpedient, infliction, inopportune, invidious, irking, irritant, irritation, jarring, knotty, laborious, leaden, long-winded, maddening, mischief, mischievous, monotonous, mortal, mortifying, muffled, muted, mystifying, naughty, nauseating, nerve-racking, nerve-wracking, nettlesome, niggling, not easy, nuisance, obnoxious, obscene, obtuse, onerous, outrageous, pain, painfulness, pathetic, peeving, perplexing, pesky, pest, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, pesty, plague, plaguesome, plaguey, plaguing, plaguy, prolix, prosaic, prosing, prosy, provocative, provoking, puckish, puzzling, rascally, raucous, rebarbative, repellent, repugnant, repulsive, riling, roguish, slow, sluggish, sly, softened, somniferous, soporific, stodgy, stressful, strident, stuffy, stupefyingly boring, stuporific, taxing, tedious, thick, thorny, thudding, tiresome, tiring, toilsome, tough, trouble, troubling, troublous, unaccommodating, unharmonious, uninteresting, unlovable, unsettling, untimely, unwieldy, verbose, vexatious, weariful, wearing, wearisome, weary, wearying, weighty, wicked, windy, wordy, worrisome, worrying, wounding, yawny.

Quotes for Irksome:

  1. With my somewhat vague aspiring mind, to be imprisoned in the rude details of a most material life was often irksome Edward Carpenter.
  2. Let what is irksome become habitual, no more will it trouble you. Ovid.