frettingly

adverb
fret·​ting·​ly

Definition of frettingly

: in the manner of one that frets hung around the house frettingly occupying himself with trivialities

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History and Etymology for frettingly

Middle English fretingly, from freting (from freten to fret, devour + -ing, adjective suffix used to form the present participle) + -ly

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“Frettingly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frettingly. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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