testily


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tes·ty

 (tĕs′tē)
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.]

tes′ti·ly adv.
tes′ti·ness n.
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Adv.1.testily - in a petulant manner; "he said testily; `Go away!'"
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testily

[ˈtestɪlɪ] ADVcon irritación, malhumoradamente
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testily

adv sayunwirsch, gereizt
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testily

[ˈtɛstɪlɪ] adv (behave) → con impazienza; (speak) → con irritazione, con un tono irritato
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References in classic literature ?
"You will do nothing of the sort," Wingrave answered testily. "You will stay here and talk to me."
"See here, little girl, we might just as well settle this thing right now, once for all," he began testily. "I've got something besides the weather to think of.
"What art sayin'?" he asked rather testily because he did not want his attention distracted from the long thin straight boy figure and proud face.
I could forgive him everything save his youth, but it is so aggressive that I have sometimes to order William testily to close the window.
'The story goes!' said Mr Willet testily. 'Yes, sir.
What dat do wid de 'teak, said the old black, testily.
Pumblechook, testily, "that when I have been there, I have been took up to the outside of her door, and the door has stood ajar, and she has spoke to me that way.
She, however, who had been stopped, breaking silence, said angrily and testily, "Get out of the way, bad luck to you, and let us pass, for we are in a hurry."
"Reveal what not?" her husband testily replied, dragging out the sheet of brown paper.
"Nay," quoth Little John testily, at the same time rising carefully, as though his bones had been made of glass, "I can help myself, good fellow, without thy aid; and let me tell thee, had it not been for that vile cowskin cap of thine, it would have been ill for thee this day."
"And then of course my family has also to be considered," Prince Vasili went on, testily pushing away a little table without looking at her.
Advancing to the window, and seeing the children's occupations, he testily exclaimed--'What in the world are you about?'