Definition of 'fretful'
Example sentences containing 'fretful'
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An anxious one will look fretful and worried.The Sun (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Or the baby 's been fretful.The Sun (2016)
But it is time that the whole nation, not just fretful parents, sat down and faced that dread porn conversation.Times, Sunday Times (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2006)
UK government debt was chased higher by investors who were fretful that the debt crisis in Europe and America could derail the global economic recovery.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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