a. disposed to fret; ill-humored; peevish; angry; in a state of vexation
The child asked for another cake in a fretful voice.
Sentence in Classic:
But he was so much imposed upon by the Jews that he had nothing left except his small farm; his wife became uglier every day, more peevish and unsupportable; the old woman was infirm and even more fretful than Cunegonde.
She continued to stare at him, the flame of the unshaded lamp bringing out with microscopic cruelty the fretful lines of her face.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton Context
I doubt not that our conduct had much to do with making him appear awkward, and of consequence fretful.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass Context
So when she was a sickly, fretful, ugly little baby she was kept out of the way, and when she became a sickly, fretful, toddling thing she was kept out of the way also.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett Context
Levin smiled at his own thoughts, and shook his head disapprovingly at those thoughts; a feeling akin to remorse fretted him.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context