Adjective Definition

fractious

1.Definition: easily irritated or annoyed

"An incorrigibly fractious young man"

Related Adjective(s):cranky, irritable, nettlesome, peckish, peevish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, techy, testy, tetchy


2.Definition: stubbornly resistant to authority or control

"A fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"

Related Adjective(s):recalcitrant, refractory


3.Definition: unpredictably difficult in operation; likely to be troublesome

"Rockets were much too fractious to be tested near thickly populated areas", "Fractious components of a communication system"




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