Irksome

Definition of Irksome

Irk´some
a.1.Wearisome; tedious; disagreeable or troublesome by reason of long continuance or repetition; as, irksome hours; irksome tasks.
For not to irksome toil, but to delight,
He made us.
- Milton.
2.Weary; vexed; uneasy.
Let us therefore learn not to be irksome when God layeth his cross upon us.
- Latimer.
Wearisome nights are appointed to me.
- Job vii. 3.
Pity only on fresh objects stays,
But with the tedious sight of woes decays.
- Dryden.

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