One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the heat was making the child fretful’
distressed, upset, miserable, unsettled, uneasy, ill at ease, uncomfortable, agitated, distraught, overwrought, wrought up, worked up, tense, stressed, restive, fidgety
irritable, cross, crabbed, fractious, peevish, petulant, out of sorts, bad-tempered, ill-natured, edgy, irascible, grumpy, crotchety, touchy, captious, testy, tetchy
querulous, complaining, grumbling, whining
North American cranky
informal het up, uptight, twitchy, rattled, crabby
dated overstrung, unquiet
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