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1. testiness

noun. feeling easily irritated.

Synonyms

  • tetchiness
  • touchiness
  • fussiness
  • petulance
  • irritability
  • choler
  • crossness
  • fretfulness

Antonyms

  • good nature

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • testy (English)
  • testif (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word testiness


1. Noun, singular or mass
Everyone gets testy occasionally, and unless your boss is habitually abusive, apply a dose of humor and take her testiness in stride, because her negative behavior can help you become stronger.

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