Definitions for fractiousˈfræk ʃəs

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. fractious, refractory, recalcitrant(adj)

    stubbornly resistant to authority or control

    "a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory child"

  2. cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techy(adj)

    easily irritated or annoyed

    "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"

  3. fractious(adj)

    unpredictably difficult in operation; likely to be troublesome

    "rockets were much too fractious to be tested near thickly populated areas"; "fractious components of a communication system"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. fractious(Adjective)

    given to troublemaking

  2. fractious(Adjective)

    irritable; argumentative; quarrelsome

  3. Origin: From fraction("discord", now obsolete) + -ous

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Fractious(adj)

    apt to break out into a passion; apt to scold; cross; snappish; ugly; unruly; as, a fractious man; a fractious horse

Translations for fractious

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  • раздразнителен, свадлив, капризенBulgarian
  • mürrisch, wiederspenstig, störrisch, aufsässig, zänkisch, verdrießlichGerman
  • quisquillosoSpanish
  • hargneuxFrench
  • kribbig, lastig, dwarsDutch

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