Synonyms of irk in English:


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1‘her reticence about certain things irked him’


irritate, annoy, vex, gall, rattle, pique, rub up the wrong way, exasperate, try someone's patience, put out, displease

anger, infuriate, madden, incense, make someone's blood boil, get on someone's nerves, make angry, make cross

ruffle, ruffle someone's feathers, make someone's hackles rise, raise someone's hackles, discountenance

antagonize, provoke, goad

informal get someone's goat, get someone's back up, put someone's back up, peeve, miff, rile, aggravate, nettle, needle, get, get to, bug, hack off, get under someone's skin, get up someone's nose, put someone's nose out of joint, give someone the hump, rattle someone's cage, get someone's dander up, drive crazy, drive mad, drive round the twist, drive up the wall, make someone see red

British informal wind up, brown off, cheese off, nark, get across, get on someone's wick

North American informal tee off, tick off, burn up, rankle, ride, gravel, bum out

NZ informal rark

vulgar slang piss off

British vulgar slang get on someone's tits

dated, informal give someone the pip