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- adv. In an annoyed or irritated manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See techily, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in an ill-natured and tetchy manner
I must admit to sometimes tetchily muttering “Does it have to be that loud?” but no, carry on the good work.
By 2007, in a question and answer session on the internet organised through jihadi forums, it was Zawahiri who was on the defensive, tetchily answering aggressive emailed questions about al-Qaida's record of killing Muslims.
Accused of having left the front door open when going shopping, she tetchily inquires, "What was I supposed to do, take the furniture with me?"
Will asks, rather tetchily, as we head toward his Golf for a bit of privacy.
I stand by my point (which is basically that I agree that there was a terrible breach of confidentiality, but I'm entitled to add that I don't have as much sympathy for this patient as I might in other circumstances) but let's all pretend that I expressed myself less tetchily ...
Sofos replied tetchily: "You may well have a group but it will be significantly weaker than the European People's Party, no?"
Ill excuse your ramblings only because youve clearly hit your head, DArby responded tetchily.
She may have even been instrumental in bringing them back on stage after hubby tetchily marched the band off just on the hour mark.
"Nothing, if you keep on like that," a voice responded tetchily from the cave.
Well aware that her own irritability had a lot to do with frustration, Becca snapped back tetchily, ‘Don’t be stupid.
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