Definition of 'testy'
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Only once has he become testy in the manner expected of judges. Times, Sunday Times (2011)These can get a bit testy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This would have settled once and for all the imbalances in the pair's often testy relationship. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Naturally disliked by the people, they were always asserting their dignity by testy impatient anger. Scottish Voices 1745-1960 (1990)That led to a testy exchange with MPs this year. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I interviewed him a few years before his death and we exchanged very testy emails. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This explains not only his testy relations with some colleagues, but also his unpopularity with teachers and parents. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Some of the conversations could get a bit testy, especially if they resulted in a letter not being used. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He's still going strong but he's getting a bit testy in his old age. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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