tetchy

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tetch·y

also tech·y (tĕch′ē)
adj. tetch·i·er, tetch·i·est also tech·i·er or tech·i·est
Peevish; testy: "As a critic gets older, he or she usually grows more tetchy and limited in responses" (James Wolcott).

[Probably from Middle English tache, teche, blemish (influenced by touchy), from Old French tache, teche, from Vulgar Latin *tacca, from Gothic taikns, sign; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

tetch′i·ly adv.
tetch′i·ness n.

tetchy

(ˈtɛtʃɪ)
adj, tetchier or tetchiest
being or inclined to be cross, irritable, or touchy
[C16: probably from obsolete tetch defect, from Old French tache spot, of Germanic origin]
ˈtetchily adv
ˈtetchiness n

tetch•y

(ˈtɛtʃ i)

adj. tetch•i•er, tetch•i•est.
irritable; touchy.
[1585–95; perhaps b. touchy and dial. tetch mark, spot < Middle French]
tetch′i•ly, adv.
tetch′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tetchy - easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

tetchy

tetchy

also techy
adjective
Translations

tetchy

[ˈtetʃɪ] ADJ (tetchier (compar) (tetchiest (superl))) [person] → irritable, picajoso; [mood] → irritable

tetchy

[ˈtɛtʃi] adjirascible

tetchy

, techy
adj (+er) (esp Brit inf) (on particular occasion) → gereizt; (as general characteristic) → reizbar

tetchy

[ˈtɛtʃɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → irritabile, irascibile
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