adjective, tes·ti·er, tes·ti·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM testytes·ti·ly, adverbtes·ti·ness, noun
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In a testy exchange, Carone accuses Republican state representatives of tampering with state voting records when one official tells her the poll book is not off by 30,000 votes.Rudy Giuliani’s bizarre legal strategy, in two clips|Jerusalem Demsas|December 3, 2020|Vox
The Anglo-American “conversations” about the timing of the second front often grew heated and testy.D-Day Historian Craig Symonds Talks About History’s Most Amazing Invasion|Marc Wortman|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
OPEC meets in Vienna on Friday, a meeting that will, according to the Wall Street Journal, be a mite testy.
He seemed a bit testy, angry, as if the world were against him.Busting a Cyberstalker: How Carla Franklin Fought Back—and Triumphed|Abigail Pesta|October 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I've never seen a government official get quite this testy with a reporter.State Department Aide Tells Reporter to ‘Fuck Off’|Megan McArdle|September 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There is a relationship that develops, tense and often testy, between a journalist and his quarry.How a Freelance Journalist Unraveled Jonah Lehrer’s Lies|Howard Kurtz|August 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But hitherto he had found none to answer his challenge, and his humour was testy.The Watchers of the Trails|Charles G. D. Roberts
Just as the testy trade of Upsal demanded the franchise for its eighty-one women, so would the Lowell mill.The College, the Market, and the Court|Caroline H. Dall
Gordon opened his door a little way, and exclaimed in a testy and irritable tone, "Presently, presently."The Life of Gordon, Volume I|Demetrius Charles Boulger
As late as 1908 a caustic critic was challenged to a duel by the testy and furious family head of the Gourgauds.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
On these occasions he was often seen to regard them both with a puzzled look on his somewhat testy but still kind-hearted face.Dickory Dock|L. T. Meade