Definitions of fret



a state of anxiety or worry.

She also says that stars who had to return their borrowed designer duds did not have fret about removing sweat stains.


a repeating ornamental design of interlaced vertical and horizontal lines, such as the Greek key pattern.

In France, reaction against the asymmetric filigree of late Rococo produced frames with architectural frets and interlaced ornament, suited to the Neoclassical interior.



be constantly or visibly worried or anxious.

she fretted about the cost of groceries


worry be anxious feel uneasy be distressed be upset upset oneself concern oneself overthink agonize sigh pine brood eat one's heart out

Examples of fret

Yes, it was bothersome but nothing to fret over too much.

Synonyms of fret




worry trouble niggle choke eat into scratch chafe erode eat away

Definitions of anxious



experiencing worry, unease, or nervousness, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.

she was extremely anxious about her exams


worried concerned uneasy apprehensive fearful perturbed troubled bothered disturbed distressed disquieted fretful agitated nervous edgy antsy unquiet on edge tense overwrought worked up keyed up jumpy worried sick with one's stomach in knots with one's heart in one's mouth uptight on tenterhooks with butterflies in one's stomach trepidatious jittery twitchy in a dither in a lather in a tizzy het up strung out having kittens spooked squirrelly


wanting something very much, typically with a feeling of unease.

the company was anxious to avoid any trouble


eager keen desirous impatient

Synonyms of anxious


worried eager dying uneasy

Philippians 4:4-9 - Be Anxious For Nothing

4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. 9 The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Ephesians 6:5-9 - Slaves And Masters

Philippians 1:9-11 - Prayer For Spiritual Maturity

Philippians 2:1-4 - Humility And Unity

Philippians 3:5-14 - Righteousness Through Christ

Philippians 4:4-9 - Be Anxious For Nothing

Philippians 4:4-9 - Be Anxious For Nothing

Colossians 1:1-2 - Greeting

Colossians 2:8-23 - Beware Of Requirements Invented By Humans

Colossians 3:1-4 - Seek The Things Above

Colossians 4:1-Colossians 3:25 - Personal Relations In The New Life

Colossians 4:18-18 - Final Greeting And Benediction

Psalm 37:1

Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers.

Psalm 37:7

Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

Proverbs 24:19

Do not fret because of evildoers Or be envious of the wicked;

Psalm 37:8

Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.

Matthew 6:28

"And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin,

Matthew 6:25

"For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Matthew 6:31

"Do not worry then, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear for clothing?'

Luke 12:22

And He said to His disciples, "For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on.

Luke 24:38

And He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?

Acts 20:10

But Paul went down and fell upon him, and after embracing him, he said, "Do not be troubled, for his life is in him."

Philippians 4:6

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Matthew 6:34

"So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 10:19

"But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say.

Mark 13:11

"When they arrest you and hand you over, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour; for it is not you who speak, but it is the Holy Spirit.

Luke 12:11

"When they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not worry about how or what you are to speak in your defense, or what you are to say;

Matthew 6:27

"And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?

Luke 12:25

"And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life's span?

Matthew 13:22

"And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

Luke 8:14

"The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity.

Luke 21:34

"Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap;

John 14:1

"Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.

Luke 12:29

"And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying.

1 Corinthians 7:32

But I want you to be free from concern. One who is unmarried is concerned about the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord;

1 Peter 5:7

casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.

Luke 12:26

"If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters?