Sentence Examples with the word fretful

The queen was opposed to the Disestablishment of the Irish Church (1869) - the question which brought Gladstone to be premier - and though she yielded with good grace, Gladstone was fretful and astonished because she would not pretend to give a hearty assent to the measure.

She is never fretful or irritable, and I have never seen her impatient with her playmates because they failed to understand her.