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1‘he was testy, arrogant, and hard to get on with’
bad-tempered, grumpy, ill-tempered, ill-natured, ill-humoured, dyspeptic, irritable, tetchy, irascible, peevish, crotchety, cantankerous, cross, fractious, disagreeable, pettish, crabbed, crabby, waspish, prickly, peppery, impatient, touchy, scratchy, volatile, crusty, liverish, splenetic, short-tempered, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, choleric
informal snappish, snappy, chippy, grouchy, cranky, on a short fuse
British informal shirty, stroppy, narky, ratty, eggy, like a bear with a sore head
North American informal peckish, soreheaded
Australian NZ informal snaky
informal, dated miffy
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