irk in English
it irks her to think of the runaround she received
- irritate annoy gall pique nettle exasperate try someone's patience anger infuriate madden incense get on someone's nerves antagonize provoke get someone's dander upruffle someone's feathersmake someone's hackles rise rub the wrong way get (someone's goat)get/put someone's back upmake someone's blood boil peeve miff frost rile aggravate needle get to bug drive mad/crazy tee off tick off piss offPO rankle ride drive up the wall make someone see red
Use "irk" in a sentence
1. Does baggy clothes irk your parents?
2. Annoy irritate bother irk vex provoke aggravate peeve rile.
3. By midday the irk of his pack became too oppressive.
4. This reversal of roles, she had sensed, would irk him.
5. This may irk Canadians, but we really do share a common North American culture.
6. His outspoken honesty continues to irk those in power or who are privileged, but endears him to ordinary people.
7. But there's another quality that might irk them even more: Witnessing employees being openly rude to each other.
8. Don't like the color of light? Use these bulbs for closets, laundry rooms and other places where it won't irk you as much.
9. This purports to be more than just a bid to irk Labour by pinching one of its favourite adjectives, promising to realise "progressive ends by conservative means".
10. Nearly half the writers pick A, but the correct answer is D. Puns are not allowed, spoiled fruit isn't even remotely funny, and defaming mothers-in-law could irk mothers-in-law.