What does fractious mean?

Definitions for fractiousˈfræk ʃəs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fractious.

Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  1. fractious(Adjective)

    given to troublemaking

  2. fractious(Adjective)

    irritable; argumentative; quarrelsome

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fractious(adj)

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fractious in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fractious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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Translations for fractious

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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