HyperDic: fretful

English > 2 senses of the word fretful:
ADJECTIVEallfretful, antsy, fidgety, itchynervous and unable to relax
allfretful, querulous, whiney, whinyhabitually complaining
fretful > pronunciation
Soundsfreh'tfahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > fretful: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningNervous and unable to relax.
Example"a constant fretful stamping of hooves"
Synonymsantsy, fidgety, itchy
BroadertenseIn or of a state of physical or nervous tension
Spanishagitado, inquieto, nervioso
Catalanagitat, inquiet, nerviós
English > fretful: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHabitually complaining.
Synonymsquerulous, whiney, whiny
Broadercomplaining, complaintiveExpressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment
Spanishquejumbroso
Nounsfretfulnessan irritable petulant feeling
Adverbsfretfullyin a fretful manner

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