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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In an irritating manner.

Usage examples (35)
  • Adjective : irksome restrictions
  • She's almost irksomely cute, first of all, with a raspy little voice and a Bettie Page hairdo.
  • Their timing as they threaded looms and initiated stroke against the tide was irksomely flawless.
  • But that's just what France's irksomely hyperkinetic president, Nicholas Sarkozy, was doing in this weekend's summer heat. for more
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