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American English: /ˈtɛsti/
British English: /ˈtɛsti/

Translation of testy in Spanish:

adjective -tier, -tiest

  • irritable
    de mal genio
    a testy old man
    un viejo cascarrabias
    Example sentences
    • He seems impatient with you, almost testy to the point of animosity.
    • Years later, the sacking still makes the normally placid Burt uncharacteristically testy, but he doesn't dwell on it.
    • The minute he is questioned, he becomes testy and defensive.

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