1. [syn: cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techy]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Testy \Tes"ty\, a. [Compar. Testier; superl. Testiest.] [OF.
testu obstinate, headstrong, F. t[^e]tu, fr. OF. teste the
head, F. t[^e]te. See Test a cupel.]
Fretful; peevish; petulant; easily irritated.
Must I observe you? must I stand and crouch
Under your testy humor? --Shak.
I was displeased with myself; I was testy. --Latimer.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious
young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
[syn: cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome,
peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy,
testy, tetchy, techy]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
51 Moby Thesaurus words for "testy":
bad-tempered, bearish, bitchy, cankered, cantankerous, captious,
choleric, churlish, contentious, crabbed, crabby, cranky, cross,
cross-grained, crotchety, crusty, cussed, disagreeable, edgy,
excitable, feisty, fractious, fretful, grouchy, grumpy,
hot-tempered, huffish, huffy, ill-humored, ill-tempered, irascible,
irritable, mean, on edge, ornery, peevish, perverse, petulant,
pissed off, quarrelsome, querulous, quick-tempered, short-tempered,
snappish, spiteful, spleeny, splenetic, tetchy, touchy, ugly,