fractious

Part of speech: noun

Fractiousness.

Part of speech: adverb

FRACTIOUSLY.

Part of speech: adjective

Ill tempered; unruly; peevish.

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Usage examples "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", Jackson Gregory.
  2. Lorraine gave a quick glance at her face, but saw only the look of concentration on the fractious fastener. - "Winding Paths", Gertrude Page.
  3. Very fractious and feverish, and her pain is considerable. - "The Children of Wilton Chase", Mrs. L. T. Meade.