Fractious Definition

frăkshəs
adjective
Hard to manage; unruly; rebellious; refractory.
Webster's New World
Peevish; irritable; cross.
Webster's New World
The definition of fractious is someone who is bad tempered, or someone or something that is difficult to control.
An example of fractious is a group of angry protesters.
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Origin of Fractious

  • fraction (“discord, (now obsolete)”) +‎ -ous

    From Wiktionary

  • From fraction discord (obsolete)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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