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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Quarrelsome or irritable.

Usage examples (39)
  • The club became fractious when the members discussed money matters.
  • A fractious animal that would not submit to the harness
  • An incorrigibly fractious young man
  • There's an old joke about university faculty politics: the reason it gets so bitter and fractious is because there is so little at stake. for more
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