irksomeness
noun see irksome

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Irksomeness — Irksome Irk some, a. 1. Wearisome; tedious; disagreeable or troublesome by reason of long continuance or repetition; as, irksome hours; irksome tasks. [1913 Webster] For not to irksome toil, but to delight, He made us. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irksomeness — See irksomely. * * * …   Universalium

  • irksomeness — noun The state of being irksome; vexatiousness; tediousness; wearisomeness …   Wiktionary

  • irksomeness — n. quality of being irritating, quality of being annoying; tediousness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • irksomeness — irk·some·ness …   English syllables

  • irksomeness — noun see irksome …   Useful english dictionary

  • taedium — Tedium Te di*um, n. [L. taedium, fr. taedet it disgusts, it wearies one.] Irksomeness; wearisomeness; tediousness. [Written also {t[ae]dium}.] Cowper. [1913 Webster] To relieve the tedium, he kept plying them with all manner of bams. Prof. Wilson …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tedium — Te di*um, n. [L. taedium, fr. taedet it disgusts, it wearies one.] Irksomeness; wearisomeness; tediousness. [Written also {t[ae]dium}.] Cowper. [1913 Webster] To relieve the tedium, he kept plying them with all manner of bams. Prof. Wilson. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • While — While, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whiling}.] To cause to pass away pleasantly or without irksomeness or disgust; to spend or pass; usually followed by away. [1913 Webster] The lovely lady whiled the hours away. Longfellow.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whiled — While While, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whiling}.] To cause to pass away pleasantly or without irksomeness or disgust; to spend or pass; usually followed by away. [1913 Webster] The lovely lady whiled the hours away.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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