fretfulness

  • 1 fretfulness — fretful ► ADJECTIVE ▪ anxious or irritated. DERIVATIVES fretfully adverb fretfulness noun …

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  • 2 Fretfulness — Fretful Fret ful, a. [See 2d {Fret}.] Disposed to fret; ill humored; peevish; angry; in a state of vexation; as, a fretful temper. {Fret ful*ly}, adv. {Fret ful*ness}, n. Syn: Peevish; ill humored; ill natured; irritable; waspish; captious;… …

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  • 3 fretfulness — noun see fretful …

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  • 4 fretfulness — See fretfully. * * * …

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  • 5 fretfulness — noun The quality of being fretful …

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  • 6 fretfulness — Synonyms and related words: anxiety, breathless impatience, chafing, disquietude, eagerness, excitement, fretting, haste, impatience, impatientness, impetuousness, lather, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, petulancy, querulousness,… …

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  • 7 fretfulness — n. state of being worried; aggravation; angriness, irritableness …

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  • 8 fretfulness — n. Peevishness, petulance, touchiness, testiness, snappishness, waspishness, pettishness, spleen, captiousness, irritability, ill humor, ill temper …

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  • 9 fretfulness — fret·ful·ness …

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  • 10 fretfulness — noun an irritable petulant feeling • Syn: ↑irritability, ↑crossness, ↑fussiness, ↑peevishness, ↑petulance, ↑choler • Derivationally related forms: ↑petulant ( …

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  • 11 veaking —  fretfulness, peevishness. Exm …

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  • 12 crossness — noun 1. an irritable petulant feeling • Syn: ↑irritability, ↑fretfulness, ↑fussiness, ↑peevishness, ↑petulance, ↑choler • Derivationally related forms: ↑petulant ( …

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  • 13 fussiness — noun 1. an irritable petulant feeling • Syn: ↑irritability, ↑crossness, ↑fretfulness, ↑peevishness, ↑petulance, ↑choler • Derivationally related forms: ↑petulant ( …

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  • 14 irritability — noun 1. an irritable petulant feeling (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑crossness, ↑fretfulness, ↑fussiness, ↑peevishness, ↑petulance, ↑choler • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 15 peevishness — noun 1. a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger his temper was well known to all his employees • Syn: ↑temper, ↑biliousness, ↑irritability, ↑pettishness, ↑snappishness, ↑surliness • De …

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  • 16 petulance — noun an irritable petulant feeling (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑irritability, ↑crossness, ↑fretfulness, ↑fussiness, ↑peevishness, ↑choler • Derivationally related forms: ↑p …

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  • 17 Chagrin — Cha*grin , n. [F., fr. chagrin shagreen, a particular kind of rough and grained leather; also a rough fishskin used for graters and files; hence (Fig.), a gnawing, corroding grief. See {Shagreen}.] Vexation; mortification. [1913 Webster] I must… …

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  • 18 Cross — (kr[o^]s), a. 1. Not parallel; lying or falling athwart; transverse; oblique; intersecting. [1913 Webster] The cross refraction of the second prism. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Not accordant with what is wished or expected; interrupting;… …

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  • 19 Cross action — Cross Cross (kr[o^]s), a. 1. Not parallel; lying or falling athwart; transverse; oblique; intersecting. [1913 Webster] The cross refraction of the second prism. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Not accordant with what is wished or expected;… …

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  • 20 Cross aisle — Cross Cross (kr[o^]s), a. 1. Not parallel; lying or falling athwart; transverse; oblique; intersecting. [1913 Webster] The cross refraction of the second prism. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Not accordant with what is wished or expected;… …

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