What is another word for fractious?

Synonyms for fractious
ˈfræk ʃəs

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term fractious.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fractious, refractory, recalcitrant(adj)

    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, techy(adj)

    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. fractious(adj)

    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

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

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. fractious(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fractious(a)

    Synonyms:
    unruly, perverse, irritable, ugly, waspish

How to pronounce fractious?

Alex
US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

How to say fractious in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#1083cross
#5548rough
#6740tender
#6811contrary
#9416annoying
#16647crank
#21074teasing
#21612uneven
#23129abrasive
#23970irritating
#24054stubborn
#26620irritable
#27763refractory
#28023grating
#30182cranky
#31554perverse
#33621wayward
#34818pesky
#42831intractable
#45210touchy
#46948bothersome
#51084spotty
#59577scratchy
#61099wilful
#66176obstinate
#68434gravelly
#70249recalcitrant
#70924techy
#72009excitable
#74214testy
#78530vexing
#79668untoward
#89995vexatious
#90718tippy
#96709raspy
#101981galling
#103649petulant
#108040pestering
#111963fractious
#112226peevish
#147394rasping
#166645fretful
#179979ungovernable
#220187factious
#230741froward
#238388snappish
#287350peckish
#323849tetchy

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.

Images & Illustrations of fractious

  1. fractious
    fractious
    fractious
    fractious
    fractious

Translations for fractious

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for fractious »

Translation

Find a translation for the fractious synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these fractious synonyms with the community:

0 Comments


    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "fractious." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 15 May 2021. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/fractious>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for fractious?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    What is the antonym of Round?
    • A. Square
    • B. Big
    • C. Small
    • D. Circle

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for fractious: