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English definition of “fretful”

fretful

adjective     /ˈfret.fəl/
behaving in a way that shows you are unhappy, worried, or uncomfortable: By midnight the children were tired and fretful (= complaining a lot because they were unhappy).Anxious and worried fretfully     /-i/ adverb Anxious and worried
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