One thing that irks Thompson: Gaining access via the password-reset break-in doesn't really even qualify as hacking.
The president appears to have heard that argument, and it irks him.
You see, it irks me to work for another, if I am interested in a case for myself.
It irks me to see some of the best blood in Scotland among the grooms.'
It irks me to confess it, but I have no more than these three florins.
It irks them that humanity should wallow in its ignorance and blindness.
But she knows not where I am, nor know I how she fares, which irks me more than all my misfortunes.
The sun shines upon them with a fervent heat, but it irks them not.
irks fear the crop-full bird, frets doubt the maw-crammed beast?
Thou needest not drink the pledge if it irks thee, but for our own sakes we must shut thy mouth in one way or other.
mid-15c., irken "be weary of, be disgusted with;" earlier intransitive, "to feel weary" (early 14c.). Of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Old Norse yrkja "work" (from PIE root *werg- "to work;" see urge (v.)), or Middle High German erken "to disgust." Modern sense of "annoy" is from late 15c. An adjective, irk "weary, tired" is attested from c.1300 in northern and midlands writing.