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adj. tes·ti·er, tes·ti·est
Irritated, impatient, or exasperated; peevish: a testy cab driver; a testy refusal to help.
[Alteration of Middle English testif, headstrong, alteration (influenced by Middle English -if, variant of -ive, -ive, as in natif, native) of Old French testu, from Old French teste, head, from Late Latin testa, skull; see teston.]
adj, -tier or -tiest
irritable or touchy
[C14: from Anglo-Norman testif headstrong, from Old French teste head, from Late Latin testa skull, from Latin: shell]
adj. -ti•er, -ti•est.
irritably impatient; touchy: a testy mood; a testy reply.
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|Adj.||1.||testy - easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"|
irritable, peevish, pettish, petulant, techy, tetchy, scratchy, nettlesome, peckish, cranky, fractious
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
adjective irritable, cross, grumpy, crabbed, impatient, snappy, sullen, touchy, bad-tempered, petulant, irascible, cantankerous, peppery, tetchy, ratty (Brit. & N.Z. informal), quarrelsome, chippy (informal), fretful, short-tempered, waspish, peevish, quick-tempered, splenetic, snappish, liverish, captious Ben's getting a little testy in his old age.