fretful


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  • adj

Synonyms for fretful

Synonyms for fretful

Synonyms for fretful

nervous and unable to relax

Related Words

habitually complaining

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And poor, aged, fretful Lisbeth, without grasping any distinct idea, without going through any course of religious emotions, felt a vague sense of goodness and love, and of something right lying underneath and beyond all this sorrowing life.
Macallan understands this as the fretful outbreak of a person in pain, and waits in the room to tell the nurse that the doctor is sent for.
Mr Crummles occurred to him more than once; but although Kate was acquainted with the whole history of his connection with that gentleman, his mother was not; and he foresaw a thousand fretful objections, on her part, to his seeking a livelihood upon the stage.
Very often after kissing her good-night on the forehead he would treat her to some such fretful remark: "It's like being in jail--'pon my word.
But he is manifestly afraid of my displeasure; and if at one time he tries my patience by his unreasonable exactions, and fretful complaints and reproaches, at another he depresses me by his abject submission and deprecatory self-abasement when he fears he has gone too far.
I only wish I had such eyes,' the King remarked in a fretful tone.
But it seemeth to me that ye are badly adapted for company: ye make one another's hearts fretful, ye that cry for help, when ye sit here together?
As to what I had written to his father, he told me he had not showed my letter to his father, or told him anything about it; that what his grandmother left me was in his hands, and that he would do me justice to my full satisfaction; that as to his father, he was old and infirm both in body and mind; that he was very fretful and passionate, almost blind, and capable of nothing; and he questioned whether he would know how to act in an affair which was of so nice a nature as this; and that therefore he had come himself, as well to satisfy himself in seeing me, which he could not restrain himself from, as also to put it into my power to make a judgment, after I had seen how things were, whether I would discover myself to his father or no.
Recommended during the 19th century for almost any ailment, it was often used to calm fretful infants and children.
There the common sense of most shall hold a fretful realm in awe And the kindly earth shall slumber, lapt in universal law.
ENGLAND'S August Bank Holiday weekend fixture list will make the next 48 hours fretful for Walter Smith.
When he was first elected, some Republican strategists--as well as fretful Democrats--thought Schwarzenegger's centrist approach, enticing to voters of both parties, might represent the future of an even more dominant national GOP.
While not gratuitously demolishing the image of Chopin as doomed genius, she spares no details of his prudish outrage at the behaviour of women of whom he disapproved, especially Georges Sand's adopted daughter, Titine, his fretful petulance and his insistence on meticulous detail in the adornment of himself and his surroundings.
After a series of wildly inventive above ground adventures we are swept to the ocean depths as the story of fretful clownfish single dad Marlin (Albert Brooks) and his son Nemo begins to unfold.
That love poetry fairly twitched with the tensions of a society built on arranged marriages of convenience should cause no surprise; but it is startling to see the adulatory and fretful language of lov e lyrics reappear so exactly in the laments of clients snubbed by their patrons, or in petitions addressed to virgin saints.