Definition of narky in English:



  • Bad-tempered or irritable.

    ‘she got narky with this bumptious little prat giving her lectures’
    • ‘Okay, I'm being narky but it is too easy for us all to get carried away by the moment.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In the narky world of poetry this is tantamount to a declaration of war.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Why they're getting so narky about it is beyond us.’
    • ‘I'm still narky as all hell now and I have a headache in the frontal lobes.’
    • ‘Sure, Lewis is a bit narky during the interview, but I come away feeling quite sorry for her.’
    • ‘It's all so predictable and narky I'll keep going with your emails, which get better every day.’
    • ‘1pm: We are still on board the aircraft and this time people are getting very narky.’
    • ‘Last Sunday there were some narky, petty exchanges and some fisticuffs but there were hardly any thunderous collisions.’
    • ‘Aside from the brevity of the story, what intrigued us was how narky it was.’
    • ‘But some, especially one of the floor managers, got all narky and pernickety about the tiniest stuff.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘Already I find it enormously liberating - I don't even feel narky or irritable.’
    • ‘I might get narky with my girlfriend and pick a pointless argument with her because I'm cross and want to vent.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Sorry about the narky tone in the last couple of postings.’
    • ‘Okay, Ganesh, this is probably gonna sound narky.’
    • ‘Whenever questioned about the possibility of quitting, the narky response is always to quote his standing amongst the world's top 10.’
    irate, annoyed, cross, vexed, irritated, exasperated, indignant, aggrieved, irked, piqued, displeased, provoked, galled, resentful
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