testy

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adjective tes·ty \ˈtes-tē\

Definition of testy

testier

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testiest

  1. 1 :  easily annoyed :  irritable

  2. 2 :  marked by impatience or ill humor testy remarks

testily

play \-tə-lē\ adverb

testiness

play \-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of testy in a sentence

  1. that coworker would be easier to get along with if she weren't so testy all the time

Origin and Etymology of testy

Middle English testif, from Anglo-French, headstrong, from teste head — more at tester


First Known Use: 1523


TESTY Defined for English Language Learners

testy

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adjective tes·ty \ˈtes-tē\

Definition of testy for English Language Learners

  • : becoming angry or annoyed easily



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