Definition of testy
- testy remarks
that coworker would be easier to get along with if she weren't so testy all the time
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choleric, crabby, cranky, cross, crotchety, fiery, grouchy, grumpy, irascible, irritable, peevish, perverse, pettish, petulant, prickly, quick-tempered, raspy, short-tempered, snappish, snappy, snippy, stuffy, waspish;
out of humor, out of sorts;
: becoming angry or annoyed easily
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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