fretful vs itchy what difference

what is difference between fretful and itchy

English

Alternative forms

  • fretfull (archaic)

Etymology

fret +‎ -ful

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɹɛtfəl/

Adjective

fretful (comparative more fretful, superlative most fretful)

  1. Irritable, bad-tempered, grumpy or peevish.
    • 1909: Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
      It was another cry, but not quite like the one she had heard last night; it was only a short one, a fretful, childish whine muffled by passing through walls.
  2. Unable to relax; fidgety or restless.

Derived terms

  • fretfully
  • fretfulness
  • unfretful

Translations

Anagrams

  • truffle


English

Etymology

itch +‎ -y

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪtʃi/
  • Rhymes: -ɪtʃi

Adjective

itchy (comparative itchier, superlative itchiest)

  1. Having or creating an itch, causing a person or animal to tend to want to scratch.

Derived terms

  • itchy feet
  • itchy trigger finger

Related terms

  • itchiness

Translations

References

  • The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary

Anagrams

  • Tichy

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