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Definitions and Synonyms of fractious | Another word for fractious | What is fractious?

Definition 1: unpredictably difficult in operation; likely to be troublesome - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fractious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(fractious is similar to ...) not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

"a difficult task" "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access" "difficult times" "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"

Definition 2: stubbornly resistant to authority or control - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fractious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for fractious in the sense of this definition

(fractious is similar to ...) not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority

"disobedient children"

Definition 3: easily irritated or annoyed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fractious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for fractious in the sense of this definition

(fractious is similar to ...) having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

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