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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