testily

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

testy +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

testily (comparative more testily, superlative most testily)

  1. In the manner of someone who is testy.
    "Not at all", he replied testily, his voice dripping with sarcasm at having been interrupted.
    • 1847, Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, chapter XXXIII
      [] thinking it urgent to say something, I asked him presently if he felt any cold draught from the door, which was behind him.
      "No, no!" he responded shortly and somewhat testily.

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