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noun as in discontent

noun as in nerves

noun as in testiness

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Example Sentences

The pain came back at intervals during the day; and with fretfulness, threw her into a fever.

And then he becomes fretful, and conscious that such fretfulness is beneath him and injurious to his honour.

My very first observation of the whimsical being tickled me with a kind of foreknowledge of all his weak fretfulness.

At the start unease and fretfulness marked the relations of each of the new States with the others.

With the fretfulness of disease, he refused to share in her satisfaction.


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On this page you'll find 845 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fretfulness, such as: angst, apprehension, concern, disquiet, doubt, and dread.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.