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  • verbworry, be annoyed
  • verbupset someone
  • verbrub hard

synonyms for fret

  • agonize
  • bother
  • brood
  • carp
  • chafe
  • fume
  • fuss
  • grieve
  • affront
  • anguish
  • bleed
  • chagrin
  • mope
  • pother
  • stew
  • torment
  • carry a heavy load
  • distress oneself
  • eat one's heart out
  • get into a dither
  • lose sleep over
  • sweat it out
  • take on
  • upset oneself
See also synonyms for: fretted / fretting
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antonyms for fret

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  • be happy
  • ignore
  • please
  • delight
  • make happy
  • appease
  • calm
  • comfort
  • pacify
  • placate
  • soothe
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How to use fret in a sentence

Rose, l. 4705, And through the fret full, read A trouthe fret full.'
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
Hence were, in the next line, must mean to wear away, to fret; cf. note to 4712.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
Strange to say, to the astonishment of all but Lucy, young Mrs. Haggard continued to "fret."
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Davie would be well away, for he would fret about his grandmother, and that would do neither of them any good.
DAVID FLEMING'S FORGIVENESSMARGARET MURRAY ROBERTSON
And the woman laughed, and said, Truly, thou doest ill to fret thyself for such a matter.
THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM
But the contemplation of his grief disturbs his equanimity more and more, and he begins to fret and fume.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
“Ah, my dear, you careless young people make jokes of things that would fret us old ones to fiddle-strings,” reproved Mrs. Cramp.
JOHNNY LUDLOW, FOURTH SERIESMRS. HENRY WOOD
It will either fret or pine itself to death, or beat itself to death against the bars of its cage.
THE DEVIL-TREE OF EL DORADOFRANK AUBREY
Susannah pulled off her mask, as if the fret of it was beyond bearing, and gave him a glowing look.
THE RAKE'S PROGRESSMARJORIE BOWEN
"Don't you fret any about that, Perk," answered Chub, with a wink at Penny as he lifted himself erect.
MOTOR MATT'S DARING, OR, TRUE TO HIS FRIENDSSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
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