[ UK /fɹˈækʃəs/ ]
[ US /ˈfɹækʃəs/ ]
[ US /ˈfɹækʃəs/ ]
easily irritated or annoyed
not the least nettlesome of his countrymen
an incorrigibly fractious young man
unpredictably difficult in operation; likely to be troublesome
fractious components of a communication system
rockets were much too fractious to be tested near thickly populated areas
stubbornly resistant to authority or control
a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness
a refractory child
How To Use fractious In A Sentence
- Interestingly, for all Rauch's fractious subject matter, his painterly touch isn't turbulent at all, but instead measured, calm and neat.
- Stripped naked of additives and processes, save a pinch of stabilising sulphur dioxide for all but the purists, the finished product is surprising and fractious. Times, Sunday Times
- The six fractious republics are demanding autonomy.
- It will be interesting to see how long this fractious mood lasts. Times, Sunday Times
- An already fractious situation then takes a turn for the worse when they hear a rapping at the door. Times, Sunday Times
- The council had promised a review of the rating system and had put the idea out for consultation, but when it came to the vote, it fractiously split down the middle.
- The fractious Monday followed a rough-and-tumble weekend, as the two sparred over an Obama leaflet accusing Clinton of saying the North American Free Trade Agreement was a boon to the economy. CNN Transcript Feb 25, 2008
- A system without it could lead to division and multiple parties - and imagine the fractious problem of coalition governments.
- This will be a fractious and unstable government, riven by internal factional struggles and backbench rebellions.
- It is a patchwork of Clan, tribal loyalties, religious zealotry, appallingly poor, indemicly corrupt politician, power mad factionally torn military and a corporate sector which is (not surprisingy greedy and in for their chop) all of which are in varing degrees fractiousness and discontentedness. Pakistan "Emergency" Ban of Constitution, Independent Media-- A Media Emergency In USA Too