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Synonyms of fractious

Adjective


1. fractious, refractory, recalcitrant, disobedient (vs. obedient)

usage: stubbornly resistant to authority or control; "a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory child"

2. cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techy, ill-natured (vs. good-natured)

usage: easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"

3. fractious, difficult (vs. easy), hard

usage: 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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