Fractious



[frak-shuh s] /ˈfræk ʃəs/

adjective
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.
/ˈfrækʃəs/
adjective
1.
irritable
2.
unruly
adj.

1725, from fraction in an obsolete sense of “a brawling, discord” (c.1500) + -ous; probably on model of captious. Related: Fractiously; fractiousness.

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