Synonyms for Irksome:

adj.

aggravating (adjective)
infuriating, annoying, exasperating, bothersome, vexing, irritating, perturbing, grating, Enraging, Bedeviling, troublesome, Harassing, Rankling, teasing, pestering, antagonizing, inflaming, disturbing, aggravating, upsetting, exacerbating, tormenting.
annoying (adjective)
bothersome, aggravating, troublesome, burdensome, boring, tedious, vexing, tiresome, irritating.
bad (adjective)
unpleasant.
boring (adjective)
Weariful.
galling (adjective)
galling, Harassing.
irritating (adjective)
nettlesome.
painful (adjective)
cutting, grueling, odious, harrowing, anguishing, agonizing, hurtful, grievous, withering, insufferable, wrenching, uncomfortable, painful, arduous, distressful, tormenting, stinging, inflaming, oppressive, miserable, Gnawing, excruciating, annoying, stabbing, sore, trying, biting, burdensome, piercing, unpleasant, smarting, crushing, aching, bitter, irritating, Besetting, troublesome, unbearable, Cramping, horrendous, acute, disagreeable, aggravating, throbbing, Torturing., offensive, bothersome, severe, chafing, cruel, woeful.
vexatious (adjective)
plaguy.

n.

obscene, pathetic. galling, plaguy, nettlesome, pain, provoking, vexatious. dry, drear, weary, excite, dreary, monotonous, Weariful, stuffy, humdrum. irksome (noun)
dull, boring, uninteresting, ho-hum, deadening, tedious, wearisome, tiresome, slow.

Other synonyms:

Weariful, drear, nettlesome. vexatious, galling, provoking, plaguy, humdrum. dreary, monotonous. stuffy, weary. dry. Other relevant words:
tiresome, dull, ho-hum, monotonous, nettlesome, dry, obscene, plaguy, provoking, Weariful, vexatious, deadening, stuffy, pathetic, drear, slow, humdrum, weary, wearisome, tedious, excite, galling, uninteresting, pain, dreary, boring.

Usage examples for Irksome

  1. No fatigue too hard, no duty too irksome – Sketches of the East Africa Campaign by Robert Valentine Dolbey
  2. Suspense is irksome disappointment bitter. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  3. If she had lived a free- and- easy life on her father's plantation, never having known a mother's care, it was no wonder that she should be a little wild and find her present life irksome – Barbara in Brittany by E. A. Gillie