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fractious

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adjective frac·tious \ˈfrak-shəs\

Simple Definition of fractious

  • : causing trouble : hard to manage or control

  • : full of anger and disagreement

Full Definition of fractious

  1. 1 :  tending to be troublesome :  unruly <a fractious crowd>

  2. 2 :  quarrelsome, irritable

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



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