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adjective as in annoyed

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adjective as in bothered

adjective as in grumbling

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adjective as in irritated

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adjective as in miffed

adjective as in provoked

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Case told me that one of the things that irked her after her accident was the number of people who wanted to lecture her on how you should never run alone in the mountains.

These nudges irk critics, who say the options game is one novices shouldn’t play, not least because pros can take advantage of newbies’ inexperience.

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That irks Valley Center Municipal Water District’s general manager, Gary Arant.

One of India’s leading jewellery brands, Tanishq, is under fire over an advertisement it released last week that irked the country’s right-wing conservatives.

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The aggressive new tactic by the IRS is likely to irk many in the cryptocurrency industry given that current tax rules consider any sale or purchase involving crypto—such as buying a cup of coffee with Bitcoin—to be a taxable event.

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Possibly Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed Rogozin to be irked.

And the evangelicals have been especially irked by the recent sale of a Francis Bacon triptych for an astounding $142 million.

In 2009 he published a book defaming Hitchens and Richard Dawkins because he was irked by their bellicose brand of atheism.

Sure, Cruz recently irked fellow Senate Republicans by dissing them as “squishes” on gun control.

The particular reform that irked Conkling was the then-novel proposal to eliminate patronage in federal civil service hiring.

He stood on the step, jerking his chin upward and forward as though his collar irked him.

I got irked again and demanded that the operator connect me with the registration clerk.

Captain Guzman said these words were wise, and Martella was compelled reluctantly to accept the situation, though it irked him.

He had enjoyed the holiday on Earth though it irked him to recall that hed been obliged to do good here and there.

To have brought about all these failures this thought irked him most.


On this page you'll find 352 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to irked, such as: bothered, miffed, upset, not happy, and sore.

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