What is another word for tetchy?

Pronunciation: [tˈɛt͡ʃi] (IPA)

Tetchy is an adjective that describes someone who is irritable, impatient, and easily annoyed or angered. Some synonyms for tetchy include testy, irascible, touchy, prickly, grumpy, snappy, crabby, cantankerous, petulant, and moody. All of these words highlight a range of negative emotions associated with someone who is difficult to deal with or displeased with their current situation. While some of these words may have slightly different connotations, they are all useful alternatives to tetchy when describing someone who is in a bad mood or easily agitated. Ultimately, the choice of synonym will depend on the specific context and tone of the writing or conversation.

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What are the hypernyms for Tetchy?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for tetchy?

Tetchy means easily irritated or bad-tempered. Antonyms for tetchy include calm, easy-going, relaxed, affable, amiable, cheerful, content, genial, happy-go-lucky, unflappable, patient, and serene. If someone has a calm temperament, they are relaxed and able to stay cool under pressure, which is the opposite of being tetchy. If someone is easy-going, they are relaxed and go with the flow, which is the exact opposite of someone who is tetchy. Being happy-go-lucky means being easy-going, carefree, and optimistic, whereas being tetchy means being irritable and often pessimistic.

Usage examples for Tetchy

He could very well have said of Robert what the Queen-mother says of Richard of Gloster, tetchy and wayward was his infancy.
"A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4)"
Justin McCarthy
"I can speak of nothing to you if you are so tetchy"-a word said spitefully, with a jerk explanatory of its meaning.
"Somehow Good"
William de Morgan
At the bark of the relieving guard, zu Pfeiffer rose and walked around the house to watch, with tetchy eyes, the saluting of the flag.
Charles Beadle

Famous quotes with Tetchy

  • As a human it is normal for you to get annoyed sometimes. Yes! but you shouldn't be irritable (don't be easily annoyed or angered). For instance, if someone says are you stupid? to your own self or someone else around you. You don't have to be annoyed. Because, that is just a question and which you are expected to respond Yes or No or better still keep quiet alternatively. But most times, when such statement is made, many people often misconcept or mistake it to be an insult. Anyway, take note of that. And mind you, irritability is uncalled for and often catastrophic. In fact, excessive anger or irritability can cost you your own life. Thus, desist from it (irritability). I mean, don't be tetchy i.e. don't be easily annoyed or irritated, come what may (no matter what happens). ~Emeasoba George.

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