Fretful



[fret-fuh l] /ˈfrɛt fəl/

adjective
1.
disposed or quick to ; irritable or peevish.
/ˈfrɛtfʊl/
adjective
1.
peevish, irritable, or upset
adj.

1590s, from fret (v.) + -ful. Related: Fretfully.

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