fretful

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From fret +‎ -ful.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfretfəl/, /ˈfretfʊl/

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fretful (comparative more fretful, superlative most fretful)

  1. irritable, bad-tempered, grumpy or peevish
    • 1909: Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
      It was another cry, but not quite like the one she had heard last night; it was only a short one, a fretful, childish whine muffled by passing through walls.
  2. unable to relax; fidgety or restless

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