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fretting

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  • verbworry, be annoyed
  • verbupset someone
  • verbrub hard
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Synonyms for fretting

verb worry, be annoyed
  • 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

Antonyms for fretting

  • be happy
  • ignore
  • not worry
  • please
  • delight
  • make happy
  • appease
  • calm
  • comfort
  • pacify
  • placate
  • soothe
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to fretting

complaining

adjective. objecting
  • accusing
  • bellyaching
  • bewailing
  • charging
  • critical
  • deploring
  • disapproving
  • discontented
  • dissenting
  • fretting
  • grumbling
  • lamenting
  • malcontent
  • moaning
  • mourning
  • murmuring
  • peevish
  • protesting
  • querulous
  • regretting
  • repining
  • resentful
  • weeping
  • whining

dissatisfied

adjective. discontented, unhappy

friction

noun. rubbing

irritable

adjective. bad-tempered, crabby

peevish

adjective. irritable, testy

stew

noun. commotion; mental upset
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.