fretful

[fret-fuhl]
adjective
disposed or quick to fret; irritable or peevish.
Also, fretsome [fret-suhm] .


Origin:
1585–95; fret1 + -ful

fretfully, adverb
fretfulness, noun
unfretful, adjective
unfretfully, adverb


petulant, querulous, impatient, testy.
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fretful (ˈfrɛtfʊl)
 
adj
peevish, irritable, or upset
 
'fretfully
 
adv
 
'fretfulness
 
n

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fretful
1590s, from fret (v.) + -ful. Related: Fretfully.
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Example sentences
After a few days of fretful humor, the weather became almost springlike again.
The group, and an expanding chorus of fretful bloggers, reckon that life is
  imitating art.
IF you feel fretful and tired this morning, you're not alone.
His fretful tenseness during the closing scenes is conveyed with sincerity.
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