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fretful

[ fret-fuhl ]
/ ˈfrɛt fəl /
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adjective
disposed or quick to fret; irritable or peevish.
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Also fret·some [fret-suhm]. /ˈfrɛt səm/.

Origin of fretful

First recorded in 1585–95; fret1 + -ful

OTHER WORDS FROM fretful

fret·ful·ly, adverbfret·ful·ness, nounun·fret·ful, adjectiveun·fret·ful·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for fretful

fretful
/ (ˈfrɛtfʊl) /

adjective
peevish, irritable, or upset

Derived forms of fretful

fretfully, adverbfretfulness, noun
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