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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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