- Word Combinations (verb)
|part of speech:
||irked, irking, irks
||to annoy, irritate, or exasperate.
The barking from the dog next door really irks me when I'm trying to sleep.It irked her that he was late for dinner yet again.It always irks me when she doesn't answer her phone.
- annoy, bug, exasperate, irritate, miff, nettle, peeve, rile, roil, tee off, vex
- similar words:
- aggravate, anger, bother, chafe, enrage, gall, grate, gripe, incense, infuriate, offend, pester, provoke, rasp, ruffle
||gnaw, jar, madden, plague, trouble