fretful definition

  • adjective:
    • Inclined to be vexed or troubled; peevish.
    • Marked by stress and distress; troublesome: "Of All Of The fretful stages of man development, adolescence is considered the most infamous” ( David Gelman).
    • irritable, bad-tempered, grumpy or peevish
    • struggling to unwind; fidgety or restless
    • Disposed to fret; ill-humored; peevish; crazy; in a state of vexation.
    • stressed and struggling to unwind
    • habitually whining
  • others:
    • Gnawing; using; abrading; corroding.
    • In a situation of commotion; moved or agitated, as liquid; seething.
    • Disposed to worry; ill-tempered; ill-humored; peevish: because, a fretful temperament.
    • Characterized by, showing, or causing fret, worry, or ill temperament.
    • Synonyms Peevish, Pettish, an such like. (identify petulant); cranky, whining, querulous.

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