tetchiness


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a tendency to become angry or irritable

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The following decade of tetchiness seemed to die only in 2011 when driven by strategic as well as commercial considerations, Prime Minister Julia Gillard ended the moratorium on selling uranium to India although the latter was not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Borissov's tetchiness about what he sees as the tardiness of archaeologists working on sites at the Hemus and Strouma motorways dates back some time, and has been shared by Regional Development Minister Liliana Pavlova, Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov and Finance Minister Simeon Dyankov.
Some lackluster batting performances and visible tetchiness on and off the pitch during the World Cup did not help his image, and back-to-back losses to Pakistan and India within six days ended Australia's run of 34-unbeaten World Cup matches.
The more worrying aspect of our recent performances has been the increasing tetchiness of our star players.
I remember him throwing a club in Australia and there seemed to be a tetchiness that we have not seen from him before.
Clive James, himself an accomplished bard, referred with understandable tetchiness in a 1977 essay for London's New Statesman to the Confessional crew as being characterized by "stringy hair, open-necked shirts, non-rhyming sonnets that multiplied like bacilli, and nervous breakdowns.
Augsburg, who finished 11th in the German Second Division last season, had plenty of zip and moved the play around swiftly which, in the first-half, contributed to Blues players' tetchiness and frustrations.
There was tetchiness, too, resulting in a 16-man flare-up and a warning for prop Murray.
The function of this passage, one may deduce, is to satirise not only Aristotle's system of logical deduction and its implications for his teleology and theology, but also his perceived pride and tetchiness.
In the case of umbrella bodies such as the BRC and the FDF, perhaps this tetchiness is down to ennui with acting as generic food industry mouthpieces while the companies in question dodge the media.
Since then, however, Buckley's novels have acquired a one-note tetchiness in both tone and subject.
Currently ambassador to the papal court at Avignon, he was known for his tetchiness and readiness to take offence--he had once irritably slapped the face of a bishop who had turned up late for an official procession.
AR: I'm terribly proud of the fact that the director thought the tetchiness would get worse and worse.