Irksome vs Burdensome - What's the difference?

irksome | burdensome |


As adjectives the difference between irksome and burdensome

is that irksome is disagreeable or troublesome by reason of long continuance or repetition; bothersome; annoying; irritating; wearisome; tedious while burdensome is of or like a burden; arduous or demanding.

irksome

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • 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.

    Anagrams

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    burdensome

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or like a burden; arduous or demanding
  • * 1748 , , Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of morals , London: Oxford University Press (1973 ed.), § 6:
  • . . . reap a pleasure from what, to the generality of mankind, may seem burdensome and laborious.

    Synonyms

    * (of or like a burden) arduous, demanding, exacting, onerous, taxing