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testy adj : easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen" [syn: cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, tetchy, techy] [also: testiest, testier]

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'tes-tE

Etymology

Middle English testif, ‘headstrong’, from Old French testu, from teste, ‘head’ (modern French tête)

Adjective

  1. easily annoyed, irritable
  2. marked by impatience or ill humor (e.g. testy remarks)

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