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noun as in stew

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For more than a century, Americans have been fretting about these sorts of ghosts.

That officer fretting about his “stance,” we learn, is plagued by PTSD that cripples him both on the job and at home.

Certainly, other communities—ultra-Orthodox Jews, for example—are fretting about members who go online, and then astray.

Now, as it turns out, men are fretting about their closing window to meet someone and have kids.

Not because I was fretting about how this might affect the product on the court.

Day by day these fretting anxieties and perplexities wasted her strength, and her fever grew higher and higher.

I can't see father pining and fretting himself to death about his son, without doing something to relieve his mind.

And the colonel and the squire made themselves anything but comfortable, fretting and fuming at the delay.

Little Ned, who was not very well, began fretting and reaching out his arms to be taken by his father.

His colleagues, anxious for peace and fretting under his predominance, allowed themselves to be blinded by their hopes.


On this page you'll find 227 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fretting, such as: grumbling, protesting, whining, accusing, bellyaching, and bewailing.

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