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Definitions of fractious:
  • adjective:   stubbornly resistant to authority or control
    Example: "A fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"
  • adjective:   unpredictably difficult in operation; likely to be troublesome
    Example: "Rockets were much too fractious to be tested near thickly populated areas"
  • adjective:   easily irritated or annoyed
    Example: "An incorrigibly fractious young man"

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