Cranky and Fretful


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Cranky adjective – Easily irritated or annoyed.
Usage example: the baby was cranky after not being fed for hours

Fretful is a synonym for cranky in attitude topic. In some cases you can use "Fretful" instead an adjective "Cranky", when it comes to topics like peevish, grumpy.
Nearby Words: crankiness, cranked, cranking
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Fretful adjective – Nervous and unable to relax.
Cranky is a synonym for fretful (North American) in attitude topic. You can use "Cranky" instead an adjective "Fretful", if it concerns topics such as irritable, peevish, grumpy.
Nearby Words: fret, fretfully
Synonyms for Fretful

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