fractious


frac·tious

adjective \ˈfrak-shəs\

: causing trouble : hard to manage or control

: full of anger and disagreement

Full Definition of FRACTIOUS

1
:  tending to be troublesome :  unruly <a fractious crowd>
2
frac·tious·ly adverb
frac·tious·ness noun

Examples of FRACTIOUS

  1. The fractious crowd grew violent.

Origin of FRACTIOUS

fraction (discord) + -ous
First Known Use: 1714

Rhymes with FRACTIOUS

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: fracto-
Previous Word in the Dictionary: fractions
All Words Near: fractious

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up fractious? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More