Definition of fretfulness in US English:



  • See fretful

    • ‘Ignoring the fretfulness in his voice, Isabella glared at him out of the corner of her eye and then turned away to dry the remainder of her tears.’
    • ‘Of course, you're entitled to a bit of fretfulness.’
    • ‘It took me longer than it should have to realise that she was scared, to stop dismissing her unease as the silly fretfulness of an old lady, to decide that I would take her.’
    • ‘A mood of fretfulness thus pervades the pamphlet.’
    • ‘It will soothe your baby's stomach, help to relieve wind and reduce fretfulness, helping your baby to have a good night's sleep.’