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

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