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