1. [syn: cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techy]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tetchy \Tetch"y\, a.
See Techy. --Shak.
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:
40 Moby Thesaurus words for "tetchy":
allergic, anaphylactic, cantankerous, choleric, cranky, cross,
delicate, empathetic, empathic, goosy, high-strung, hyperesthetic,
hyperpathic, hypersensitive, ill-humored, irritable, itchy, miffy,
nervous, overrefined, oversensible, oversensitive, overtender,
passible, prickly, quick-tempered, ratty, refined, responsive,
sensitive, skittish, supersensitive, sympathetic, tactful,
temperamental, tender, testy, thin-skinned, ticklish, touchy