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Order a burger from the food truck parked out front, and be prepared to make friends fast—the Nugget is a place where people aren’t tetchy that you’re skiing their mountain.

They're good boys, as I said afore; but they're quick and tetchy—George, being the youngest, nat'rally is the tetchiest.

My old tetchy friend here is just the man to have arranged the marriage one day, and had the ceremony performed the next.

An odd incident during the day, however, showed of what tetchy materials a great populace is made.

Old Brother Silas is gettin' right smart tetchy with the passin' of the years; he is, so.

"I don't know what I said to that tetchy boy to hurt him," he began in an apologetic tone.


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On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tetchy, such as: annoyed, bad-tempered, cantankerous, captious, choleric, and crabbed.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.