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Synonyms for testily

in a petulant manner

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I doubt if he knew what he meant himself," said Doctor Dave testily.
I'm not going to,' said I, somewhat testily, though without a grain of anger in my heart against any one but the meddling old woman.
During his visit to Chile last month, the pope testily told a Chilean reporter: "The day I see proof against Bishop Barros, then I will talk.
Center replied testily, "I'll be happy to grant your request once you tell me where you've been for the last 45 minutes
Another recent linking device that turned testily tedious referred to loopy scientific experiments and inventions as the weird gambits of failed superhero wannabes.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has responded testily to Warren Gatland's claims that his side had deliberately tried to hurt British and Irish Lions scrumhalf Conor Murray during the first test in Auckland on Saturday.
Well, that would make me about 114 years old," I said, testily.
That prompted Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif to respond testily that Dempsey's threats showed "bad habits never die.
However, Brandner was allowed to testily about the substance of the documents, as was the independent appraiser she had hired.
Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed said that foreign ministry officials were present, hence the meeting should be pushed ahead; over which chairman Haji Adeel testily offered Mushahid the chairing of the meeting while `being duly excused from the proceedings'.
POLICE OFFICERS ENFORCE laws, respond to calls for assistance, make traffic stops, issue citations, pursue and apprehend suspects, write reports and testily in court.
Speaking to the press following United's 2-0 victory over Wigan Athletic in the FA Community Shield at Wembley, Moyes insisted Rooney wasn't fit and testily rebuked journalists who suggested the former Everton player was unhappy at being asked to train with the reserves this week.
Nevertheless he testily told Navalny that "if you wrote a bit less about yourself, everything would be a lot simpler," Kommersant business daily reported on its website.
I don't have the answer for you," Coughlin said testily when essentially asked what the heck the Giants were thinking.
Stern to testify as to causation, in spite of the parties' agreement that the would not testily as to liability.