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tetchy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtetchytetch‧y /ˈtetʃi/ adjective British English informal  BAD ATlikely to get angry or upset easily syn irritable Jane’s a bit tetchy this morning.tetchily adverbtetchiness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
tetchyAnd I noticed another thing: Jean-Claude was tetchy.But he was more withdrawn, tetchy.There are few in this campaign, and so we are rather tetchy.Nobody had ever seen the Manager look so pale and tetchy as the morning after.And all the time Chief Inspector Morse sat, less tetchy now, staring at the street map of Oxford.Meredith went up to the rehearsal room in a less tetchy state of mind.He guesses that's why Paul is sometimes tetchy with Keith.
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