testily

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

testy +‎ -ly.

Adverb[edit]

testily (comparative more testily, superlative most testily)

  1. In a testy way; in the manner of someone who is testy.
    • 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.
    • 1995, Douglas Adams, The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: a Trilogy in Five Parts, ISBN 0434003484, page 458:
      'Oh, for heaven's sake,' said Prak and died testily.

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