Alice said nothing: she had never been contradicted so much in her life, and she felt that she was again becoming testy.
That's the fellow. That's it. El Tabuenca. You go and see him. And tell him, added Señor Zurro, turning to Roberto, "that I sent you. He's a grouchy old fellow, as testy as they make 'em."
My good Major was growing old, and was not unnaturally a little testy at the manner in which his hostess received him.
And where you are concerned, he can get a mite testy.
He gets really testy when he doesn't get his way.
And at the end of a very testy meeting, what the NIH director said was, "Your vision is larger than our appetite."
DS Gray is a little testy today, Paul... because of Cameron Pell, your former cellmate.
I am so sorry about getting a little testy with you yesterday.
I can be somewhat testy around my kids.
I can be a little testy when I work with new people.
easily irritated or annoyed: peckish, nettlesome, tetchy, petulant, cranky, techy, ill-natured, fractious, irritable, scratchy, pettish, peevish