1. [syn: testiness, touchiness, tetchiness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Testiness \Tes"ti*ness\, n.
The quality or state of being testy; fretfulness; petulance.
Testiness is a disposition or aptness to be angry.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: feeling easily irritated [syn: testiness, touchiness,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
22 Moby Thesaurus words for "testiness":
bearishness, bitchiness, cantankerousness, churlishness,
crabbedness, crankiness, crossness, crustiness, cussedness,
disagreeability, excitability, fractiousness, huffiness,
huffishness, irascibility, irritability, meanness, orneriness,
perversity, snappishness, ugliness, waspishness