fretful

 /ˈfrɛtfʊl/

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
fret•ful /ˈfrɛtfəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. irritable;
    touchy;
    peevish:a fretful baby.
fret•ful•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
fret•ful  (fretfəl), 
adj. 
  1. disposed or quick to fret; irritable or peevish.
Also,fret•some  (fretsəm). 
Etymology:
  • fret1 + -ful 1585–95
fretful•ly, adv. 
fretful•ness, n. 
petulant, querulous, impatient, testy.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

fretful /ˈfrɛtfʊl/ adj
  1. peevish, irritable, or upset

ˈfretfully adv ˈfretfulness n



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