Thesaurus / testiness

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Is he a man whom we can take to our hearts, treating his vagaries and ill-humours as we do the testiness of a valued friend?

Hours in a LibraryLeslie Stephen

As she lit his candle he chided her with the touch of testiness which had ceased to frighten her.

The Soul of Susan YellamHorace Annesley Vachell

At this time, Vasantaka, in testiness of temper, raises a false alarm by proclaiming that the queen is approaching.

His testiness of manner and severity were well-known to them; to use Jim Coles words: They hated the sight of him.

The lodger, in the testiness of being so rudely roused, had pushed his nightcap very much on one side of his bald head.

The Old Curiosity ShopCharles Dickens

"Hear me patiently, your majesty," said De Montfort, alarmed at William's testiness.

Testiness in argument is a quality peculiar to the Celt, and in the Hearn family was inordinately developed.

Lafcadio HearnNina H. Kennard

"And they ferret out everything," said Herbert with some testiness.

He had shown an inclination to testiness, and was less easily pleased than formerly.

The Circular StudyAnna Katharine Green

At every command he utters they hasten to obey, fearing his testiness, and when he roars out at them they shake in their boots.

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