Definition of fretful in English:

fretful

Line breaks: fret|ful
Pronunciation: /ˈfrɛtfʊl
 
, -f(ə)l/

adjective

Derivatives

fretfully

adverb
More example sentences
  • She would pace through the house she had lived in most of her life crying fretfully that she wanted to go home.
  • ‘I know, but right now… right now I'm alone,’ he said fretfully.
  • Mr. Williams was talking to himself fretfully.

fretfulness

noun
More example sentences
  • It took me longer than it should have to realise that she was scared, to stop dismissing her unease as the silly fretfulness of an old lady, to decide that I would take her.
  • A mood of fretfulness thus pervades the pamphlet.
  • Of course, you're entitled to a bit of fretfulness.

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