Part of speech: adjective

Peevish; irritable.

Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Inclined to fret; peevish; worrying; agitated.

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Usage examples "fretful":

  1. Poppsy is especially fretful of late. - "The Prairie Mother", Arthur Stringer.
  2. Lady Barnes's tone was now more angry than fretful. - "Marriage à la mode", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  3. That she should become fretful and unhappy is a natural consequence. - "Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter", F. Colburn Adams.