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tetch·yalso 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.]
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|Adv.||1.||tetchily - in an ill-natured and tetchy manner; "`Are you sure?' he asked her tetchily"|
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tetchily[ˈtetʃɪlɪ] ADV → con irritación, malhumoradamente
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