testy (adj.) Old form(s): testie
irritable, peevish, short-tempered
JC IV.iii.46[Brutus to Cassius] Must I stand and crouch / Under your testy humour?
Luc.1094[] True grief is fond and testy as a child
Sonn.140.7[] As testy sick men when their deaths be near
TG I.ii.58[Julia alone, of love] That, like a testy babe, will scratch the nurse
Ven.319[of Adonis' horse] His testy master goeth about to take him
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