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Synonyms for fractious
ˈfræk ʃəsfrac·tious

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fractious

    Perverse (Latin perversus, turned the wrong way) signifies wilfully wrong or erring, unreasonably set against right, reason, or authority. The stubborn or obstinate person will not do what another desires or requires; the perverse person will do anything contrary to what is desired or required of him. The petulant person frets, but may comply; the perverse individual may be smooth or silent, but is wilfully intractable. Wayward refers to a perverse disregard of morality and duty; froward is practically obsolete; untoward is rarely heard except in certain phrases; as, untoward circumstances. Compare OBSTINATE.

    Synonyms:
    contrary, factious, froward, intractable, obstinate, perverse, petulant, stubborn, ungovernable, untoward, wayward, wilful

    Antonyms:
    accommodating, amenable, complaisant, compliant, genial, governable, kind, obliging

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fractious

    Synonyms:
    snappish, peevish, cross, pettish, fretful, touchy, petulant, testy

    Antonyms:
    good-humored, blithesome, genial, agreeable, complaisant

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fractious, refractory, recalcitrantadjective

    stubbornly resistant to authority or control

    "a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory child"

    Synonyms:
    scratchy, techy, nettlesome, cranky, peevish, recalcitrant, pettish, irritable, petulant, tetchy, refractory, testy, stubborn, peckish

    Antonyms:
    good-natured, easy, obedient

  2. cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techyadjective

    easily irritated or annoyed

    "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"

    Synonyms:
    irritating, rough, tender, bothersome, galling, cranky, gravelly, crank, pesky, scratchy, pettish, pestiferous, pestering, abrasive, uneven, vexing, petulant, irritable, excitable, plaguey, refractory, teasing, tippy, peevish, rasping, recalcitrant, nettlesome, plaguy, tetchy, testy, spotty, techy, vexatious, raspy, peckish, annoying, grating

    Antonyms:
    easy, good-natured, obedient

  3. fractiousadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    scratchy, techy, nettlesome, cranky, peevish, recalcitrant, pettish, irritable, petulant, tetchy, refractory, testy, peckish

    Antonyms:
    easy, obedient, good-natured

Editors Contribution

  1. truculent

    spoiling for an argument or fight

    the mother was at her wits' end because of her 4 year old's truculent behaviour.

    Submitted by anonymous on February 17, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fractiousadjective

    Synonyms:
    cross, captious, petulant, touchy, testy, peevish, fretful, splenetic, pettish, snappish, waspish, irritable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fractiousadjective

    Synonyms:
    unruly, perverse, irritable, ugly, waspish

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How to use fractious in a sentence?

  1. Tim Reihm:

    I think there's been a tendency in the party to drift a little too far left and I think that's going to disenfranchise a large section of the country, joe represents a sort of a more middle ground where we can bring people together instead of becoming more and more fractious.

  2. Matt Smith:

    Dissent in the ranks highlights how fractious relations are within the group, uAE is looking after its own interests, rather than toeing the line of core OPEC.


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