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Meaning of FRACTIOUS

Pronunciation:  'frakshus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  unpredictably difficult in operation; likely to be troublesome; "rockets were much too fractious to be tested near thigkly populated areas"; "fractious components of a communication system"
  2. [adj]  easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
  3. [adj]  stubbornly resistant to authority or control; "a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory child"
 

FRACTIOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: cranky, difficult, disobedient, hard, ill-natured, irritable, nettlesome, peckish, peevish, pettish, petulant, refractory, techy, testy, tetchy
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Frac"tious\, a. [Cf. Prov. E. frack forward, eager,
E. freak, fridge; or Prov. E. fratch to squabble, quarrel.]
Apt to break out into a passion; apt to scold; cross;
snappish; ugly; unruly; as, a fractious man; a fractious
horse.

Syn: Snappish; peevish; waspish; cross; irritable; perverse;
     pettish. -- {Frac"tious*ly}, v. -- {Frac"tious*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adversary, adversative, adverse, alien, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antithetic, at odds, averse, bearish, beyond control, bitchy, breachy, cankered, cantankerous, churlish, clashing, competitive, complaining, con, conflicting, contradictory, contrary, contumacious, counter, crabbed, cranky, cross, cross-grained, crusty, cursory, cussed, defiant, differing, disaccordant, disagreeable, disagreeing, disinclined, disobedient, disputatious, disputing, dissentient, dissenting, enemy, excitable, feisty, forced, fretful, hostile, huffish, huffy, impatient of control, incorrigible, indisposed, indocile, indomitable, inimical, insuppressible, intractable, involuntary, irascible, irrepressible, irritable, mean, mutinous, negative, noncooperative, objecting, obstinate, obstreperous, obstructive, on the barricades, opponent, opposed, opposing, opposite, oppositional, oppositive, oppugnant, ornery, out of hand, overthwart, peevish, perfunctory, perverse, pettish, petulant, proof against, protesting, querulous, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, reluctant, renitent, repellent, repugnant, resistant, resisting, resistive, restive, retardant, retardative, rival, shrewish, snappish, spiteful, spleeny, splenetic, sulky, sullen, testy, ugly, unbiddable, unconsenting, uncontrollable, uncooperative, undisciplined, unfavorable, unfriendly, ungovernable, unmalleable, unmanageable, unmoldable, unpropitious, unruly, unsubmissive, unwilling, unyielding, up in arms, waspish, wild, withstanding
 

 

 

 

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