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testy

tes·ty

testy

 
 
pronunciation:
te sti
part of speech: adjective
inflections: testier, testiest
definition 1: easily annoyed or angered; irritable; touchy.
She was testy this morning, and I thought it best to leave her alone and avoid being snapped at.
synonyms:
cantankerous, crabby, crotchety, grouchy, irascible, irritable, touchy
antonyms:
good-humored
similar words:
bad-tempered, choleric, cranky, cross, dyspeptic, grumpy, huffy, ill-natured, moody, out of sorts, peevish, petulant, snappish, snappy, splenetic, temperamental, ticklish
definition 2: exhibiting impatience, annoyance, or exasperation.
He regretted his testy retort when he saw how it stung the boy.
synonyms:
irascible
similar words:
brusque, cross, curt, ill-natured, impatient
derivations: testily (adv.), testiness (n.)