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Meaning of fractious

frac•tious

Pronunciation: (frak'shus), [key]
— adj.
  1. refractory or unruly: a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness.
  2. readily angered; peevish; irritable; quarrelsome: an incorrigibly fractious young man.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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