irksome

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From Middle English irkesome, irksum, equivalent to irk +‎ -some, or from Old English weorcsum (painful, hurtful).

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irksome (comparative more irksome, superlative most irksome)

  1. Disagreeable or troublesome by reason of long continuance or repetition; bothersome; annoying; irritating; wearisome; tedious.
    He has this irksome habit of racing up to red lights, so he has to brake heavily.

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