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fretful (not pre-S. in either sense)
1. eating away 2H6 III. ii. 403 “a fretful co'rrosive.”
2. peevish, ill-tempered, impatient 1H4 III. iii. 13, Ham. I. v. 20, Lr. III. i. 4.
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (4):
    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 3.1
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 1.5
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 3.3
    • William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henry VI, 3.2
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