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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In a quarrelsome manner; In a peevish manner; crossly; irritably.

Usage examples (32)
  • The horse was behaving fractiously and refused to jump
  • Adjective : a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness. ,an incorrigibly fractious young man
  • Edmund continued to wail fractiously and she jogged him against her body.
  • "But it's only a third of the amount I asked for," protested Demi fractiously. for more
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