Fractious - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfrækʃəs|  American pronunciation of the word fractious
Brit.  |ˈfrakʃəs|  British pronunciation of the word fractious

adjective

- stubbornly resistant to authority or control(syn: recalcitrant, refractory)

a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness

- easily irritated or annoyed(syn: cranky, irritable, nettlesome, peckish, peevish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, techy, testy, tetchy)

an incorrigibly fractious young man

- 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

Examples

The fractious crowd grew violent.

Children become fractious when they are tired.

a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness

rockets were much too fractious to be tested near thickly populated areas

fractious components of a communication system

A fractious horse had finally shot him over his head.

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