Testiness Tes"ti*ness, n. The quality or state of being testy; fretfulness; petulance. [1913 Webster]

Testiness is a disposition or aptness to be angry. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

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  • testiness — testy ► ADJECTIVE ▪ easily irritated; irritable. DERIVATIVES testily adverb testiness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «headstrong, impetuous»: from Old French teste head …   English terms dictionary

  • testiness — noun see testy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • testiness — See testily. * * * …   Universalium

  • testiness — noun The state or quality of being testy …   Wiktionary

  • testiness — Synonyms and related words: bearishness, bitchiness, cantankerousness, churlishness, crabbedness, crankiness, crossness, crustiness, cussedness, disagreeability, excitability, fractiousness, huffiness, huffishness, irascibility, irritability,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • testiness — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. touchiness, irritability, petulance, asperity; see annoyance 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • testiness — tes·ti·ness || testɪnɪs n. anger, irritability, nervousness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • testiness — n. Fretfulness, peevishness, petulance, irascibility, irritability, hastiness, techiness, touchiness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • testiness — n irritability, petulance, snappishness, irascibility, touchiness, tetchiness, prickliness; peevishness, waspishness, raspiness, fretfulness, edginess, nervousness; excitability, fieriness, inflammability; grouchiness, crankiness, crabbedness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • testiness — tes·ti·ness …   English syllables

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