What does the word fractious mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Fractiousness.

  • Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Ill tempered; unruly; peevish.

Usage examples for fractious

  1. As though you were any other fractious animal refusing discipline when refusal means death, I am going to whip you! – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  2. Lorraine gave a quick glance at her face, but saw only the look of concentration on the fractious fastener. – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  3. Very fractious and feverish, and her pain is considerable. – The Children of Wilton Chase by Mrs. L. T. Meade