fretfully


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fret·ful

 (frĕt′fəl)
adj.
1. Inclined to be vexed or troubled; peevish.
2. Marked by worry and distress; troublesome: "Of all the fretful stages of human development, adolescence is the most infamous" (David Gelman).

fret′ful·ly adv.
fret′ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.fretfully - in a fretful manner; "fretfully, the baby tossed in his crib"
Translations

fretfully

[ˈfretfəlɪ] ADV (gen) → inquietamente; [complain] → fastidiosamente

fretfully

adv saywehleidig; crykläglich

fretfully

[ˈfrɛtfəlɪ] advin modo irritato
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I want to drink,' he exclaimed fretfully, turning away.
He rubbed his forehead fretfully as he looked her over.
Before I had well concluded, he began to laugh - fretfully at first, but soon with returning gaiety.
I do not cough for my own amusement," replied Kitty fretfully.
I know who y' are now; y' are a Methody, like Seth; he's tould me on you," said Lisbeth fretfully, her overpowering sense of pain returning, now her wonder was gone.
It is a hole as big as thy head,' said the woman fretfully.
Don't make such a noise, my head aches dreadfully," said Fanny, fretfully.
Of course," said the King, fretfully pacing up and down the room.
His color shifted and changed; he picked fretfully at his finger-nails; he looked at Arnold as if he was going to speak--and then looked away again, in silence.
She spoke fretfully, but she still held the mirror before her face.
I wish,' said Claire, fretfully, leading the way down the grillroom stairs, 'that you wouldn't let all London sponge on you like this.
Blake, I found him as restless as ever in his bed; fretfully wondering why the influence of the laudanum had not begun to assert itself yet.