What does the word fretful mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Peevish; irritable.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Fretfully.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Fretfulness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Inclined to fret; peevish; worrying; agitated.

Usage examples for fretful

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