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Definition of fractious adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    fractious

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈfrækʃəs//
     
     
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  1. 1bad-tempered or easily upset, especially by small things synonym irritable Children often get fractious when they're tired.
  2. 2(formal) making trouble and complaining The six fractious republics are demanding autonomy.
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