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  • verbworry, be annoyed
  • verbupset someone
  • verbrub hard

synonyms for fretting

  • 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
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antonyms for fretting

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

Day by day these fretting anxieties and perplexities wasted her strength, and her fever grew higher and higher.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
I can't see father pining and fretting himself to death about his son, without doing something to relieve his mind.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
And the colonel and the squire made themselves anything but comfortable, fretting and fuming at the delay.
THE RIVAL CAMPERSRUEL PERLEY SMITH
Little Ned, who was not very well, began fretting and reaching out his arms to be taken by his father.
ELSIE'S VACATION AND AFTER EVENTSMARTHA FINLEY
His colleagues, anxious for peace and fretting under his predominance, allowed themselves to be blinded by their hopes.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
It seemed exceedingly savage and ferocious, continually gnashing its teeth; fretting with rage and furiously restless.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME IX (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
The very next northward-bound train found Stanton fretting the interminable hours away between Boston and Woodstock.
MOLLY MAKE-BELIEVEELEANOR HALLOWELL ABBOTT
As it happened, they were not fretting at all, but talking together cheerfully.
LITTLEBOURNE LOCKF. BAYFORD HARRISON
Then—for I was fretting to see and rummage over my new home with a measuring tape in my hands—we arranged to drive over.
THIRTY YEARS IN AUSTRALIAADA CAMBRIDGE
He is likely to be restless during the night; the groans and fretting of the others will disturb him.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
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WORDS RELATED TO FRETTING

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