an irritable petulant feeling
Derivationally related forms: ↑petulant (for: ↑petulance), ↑peevish (for: ↑peevishness), ↑fussy (for: ↑fussiness), ↑fretful, ↑irritable (for: ↑irritability)
Hypernyms: ↑ill humor, ↑ill humour, ↑distemper
Hyponyms: ↑testiness, ↑touchiness, ↑tetchiness, ↑pet

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  • fretfulness — fret·ful·ness …   English syllables

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