Definition of narky in English:



  • Bad-tempered or irritable.

    ‘she got narky with this bumptious little prat giving her lectures’
    • ‘I'm narky because I know that at some point on the journey I'm going to drop the box or the box is going to break and my lovely candles will be ruined.’
    • ‘In the narky world of poetry this is tantamount to a declaration of war.’
    • ‘I'm still narky as all hell now and I have a headache in the frontal lobes.’
    • ‘It's all so predictable and narky I'll keep going with your emails, which get better every day.’
    • ‘Sure, Lewis is a bit narky during the interview, but I come away feeling quite sorry for her.’
    • ‘Already I find it enormously liberating - I don't even feel narky or irritable.’
    • ‘While we're on the subject of bathroom issues that I'm narky about, isn't it convention that shampoo bottles are made in a darker colour than their corresponding conditioner bottles?’
    • ‘Aside from the brevity of the story, what intrigued us was how narky it was.’
    • ‘Sorry about the narky tone in the last couple of postings.’
    • ‘Okay, I'm being narky but it is too easy for us all to get carried away by the moment.’
    • ‘I might get narky with my girlfriend and pick a pointless argument with her because I'm cross and want to vent.’
    • ‘1pm: We are still on board the aircraft and this time people are getting very narky.’
    • ‘Whenever questioned about the possibility of quitting, the narky response is always to quote his standing amongst the world's top 10.’
    • ‘I'm quite vocal on the pitch, and sometimes I can get a little bit narky with people, but it's all forgotten when the game's finished.’
    • ‘But some, especially one of the floor managers, got all narky and pernickety about the tiniest stuff.’
    • ‘Gretel was getting noticeably more narky at him, and later at the audience who was booing loudly when she crossed to the house to tell them what happened.’
    • ‘Last Sunday there were some narky, petty exchanges and some fisticuffs but there were hardly any thunderous collisions.’
    • ‘Okay, Ganesh, this is probably gonna sound narky.’
    • ‘Why they're getting so narky about it is beyond us.’
    irate, annoyed, cross, vexed, irritated, exasperated, indignant, aggrieved, irked, piqued, displeased, provoked, galled, resentful
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