having or showing a tendency to fret; irritable and discontented; peevish
- Inclined to be vexed or troubled; peevish.
- Marked by worry and distress; troublesome: “Of all the fretful stages of human development, adolescence is the most infamous” (David Gelman).
(comparative more fretful, superlative most fretful)
From fret + -ful.