tetchiness
noun see tetchy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tetchiness — Tetch i*ness, n. See {Techiness}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tetchiness — tetchy ► ADJECTIVE ▪ bad tempered and irritable. DERIVATIVES tetchily adverb tetchiness noun. ORIGIN probably from Scots tache «blotch, fault», from Old French teche …   English terms dictionary

  • tetchiness — See tetchily. * * * …   Universalium

  • tetchiness — noun The quality of being tetchy, or irritable See Also: tetchily, tetchy …   Wiktionary

  • tetchiness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) also techiness noun A tendency to become angry or irritable: irascibility, irascibleness, spleen, temper, temperament. Informal: dander. Slang: short fuse. Idiom: low boiling point. See FEELINGS …   English dictionary for students

  • tetchiness — tetch·i·ness …   English syllables

  • tetchiness — See: tetchy …   English dictionary

  • tetchiness — noun feeling easily irritated • Syn: ↑testiness, ↑touchiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑tetchy, ↑touchy (for: ↑touchiness), ↑testy ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • testiness — noun feeling easily irritated • Syn: ↑touchiness, ↑tetchiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑tetchy (for: ↑tetchiness), ↑touchy (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • touchiness — noun feeling easily irritated • Syn: ↑testiness, ↑tetchiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑tetchy (for: ↑tetchiness), ↑touchy, ↑testy ( …   Useful english dictionary

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