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synonyms for testiness

  • annoyance
  • asperity
  • fretfulness
  • peevishness
  • petulance
  • touchiness

antonyms for testiness

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  • happiness
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How to use testiness in a sentence

The skipper of the Sprite exhibited a little testiness at being barred out of Mayo's confidence.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
Testiness in argument is a quality peculiar to the Celt, and in the Hearn family was inordinately developed.
LAFCADIO HEARNNINA H. KENNARD
"Certainly—of course I did," he returned, with the sudden testiness of disturbed abstraction.
DEVIL'S FORDBRET HARTE
The doctor interrupted, less out of charity for Mrs. Brenton than from his own impatient testiness.
THE BRENTONSANNA CHAPIN RAY
"And they ferret out everything," said Herbert with some testiness.
MRS. HALLIBURTON'S TROUBLESMRS. HENRY WOOD
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
"I'm telling you the county corps is coming south," said Mars, with what for him to the field officer was almost testiness.
GILIAN THE DREAMERNEIL MUNRO
The lady of honor with affected testiness addressed the Sleeping Beauty.
EVERYCHILDLOUIS DODGE
He had shown an inclination to testiness, and was less easily pleased than formerly.
THE CIRCULAR STUDYANNA KATHARINE GREEN
He was angry at the disparagement of his Pastorals, and because he himself was testy, he ridiculed the testiness of his critic.
THE WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE, VOLUME 2 (OF 10)ALEXANDER POPE
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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.