in a petulant manner;
"he said testily; `Go away!'"
in an irritable manner;
"she had become irritably exact"
- He irritably refused their bribe.
- She banged saucepans around irritably.
- "I know that," said Professor McGonagall irritably.
- He stirred irritably, for he wished her to go on.
- On this account the silence was irritably broken by a reproof.
- He lost his temper and snapped irritably at the children.
- irritable 易怒的